Design of Smart Power Grids

EEE80020 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to provide an in-depth treatment of microgrids and smart grids along with their design and implementation strategies.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Demonstrate an understanding of the main components of microgrids and smart grids and appraise their differences (K1, K3, S1, S3)
ULO2Describe the standards of operating microgrids and smart grids (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, A2)
ULO3Reflect on Microgrid interconnection, issues, planning, advantages and disadvantages (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, A2)
ULO4Design and simulate the behaviours of microgrids and smart grids with industry standard analysis tools (A4, A6, K2, K3, K5, S1, S2, S3)
ULO5Solve complex power engineering problems with application of control and communication theory (K2, K3, S1, S2)
ULO6Design energy management systems for a practical operation of microgrids and smart grids (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3)
ULO7Design centralised and distributed control systems for microgrids. (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.