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ECE4058

Faculty of Engineering

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Coordinator(s)

T Czaszejko

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit introduces concepts of high voltage phenomena in the context of design and testing of electrical power plant. The unit describes sources of over voltage in power systems. It then presents fundamentals of high voltage insulation design and condition monitoring methods. It describes insulation performance characteristics and diagnostic methods in plant such as generators, transformers and high voltage cables. The notions of insulation co-ordination and over voltage protection are also established. Additionally, the unit introduces static electricity phenomena, hazards they pose and technology applications they bring.

Outcomes

To learn and understand the principles of high voltage technology as applied in the design and testing of power system equipment as well as in other industrial applications.

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

ECE2021 or PHS2022

Prohibitions

ECE4508, ECE5058, ECE5508