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

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

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 (ULO)

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the main components of microgrids and smart grids and appraise their differences. (K1, K3, S1, S3)
2. Describe the standards of operating microgrids and smart grids. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, A2)
3. Design and simulate the behaviours of microgrids and smart grids with industry standard analysis tools.
4. Solve complex power engineering problems with application of control and communication theory. (K2, K3, S1, S2)
5. Conduct fault analysis with different types of faults such as short-circuit fault, load change, etc. that occur in practical microgrids and smart grids. (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2)
6. Design energy management systems for a practical operation of microgrids and smart grids. (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3)