This unit of study aims to introduce you to power system engineering fundamentals, including the methods of power system analysis and design.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Calculate transmission line parameters given the configuration of a transmission line (K3, S1, S2)
  • Perform a wide-variety of per-unit conversions (K3, S1, S2)
  • Describe and evaluate a variety of transformer and generator models using appropriate model and mathematical notation (K2, K3, S1, S2)
  • Perform power-flow problem in detail (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
  • Perform flow and contingency analysis and differentiate among PV, PQ, reference/ swing/ slack buses in power flow analysis (K3, S1, S2)
  • Describe the fundamental compositions and structures of renewable power systems (K3, S1)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
3.00 12 weeks 36
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
1.00 12 weeks 12
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Science Laboratory
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
7.50 12 weeks 90


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 15% 1,2,3 
ExaminationIndividual 60% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Laboratory PracticalsIndividual/Group 25% 1,2,3,4,5 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

(i) an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and(ii) at least 40% in the final exam, and(iii) complete all lab work.Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirements (ii) and (iii) will receive a maximum of 45% as the total mark for the unit.


  • Power System Fundamentals
  • Synchronous Generators
  • Power Transformers
  • Transmission Line Modelling
  • Power Flows
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.