Electrical Power Systems Safety

EEE80007 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.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


Undergraduate Students
Postgraduate Students

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce electrical safety standards, fundamentals of electrical safety, earthing systems and electrical insulation under high voltage. The protection measures of overvoltage, residual voltages and leak current in power systems is also provided. Furthermore, the application of electrical safety in special locations and installations is discussed.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:

1. Apply fundamental concepts of electrical safety to identify safety issues in power systems. (K1, K3, S1, S2)
2. Appreciate safe measures and protection devices in an environment that may contain potential electrical hazards. (K1, K3, S1)
3. Collect and analyse experimental data, interpret results, formulate conclusions and generate laboratory reports .(K1, K2, S1, A2)
4. Use computer simulation tools to analyse electrical field strength in high voltage systems leading to the proper selection of insulation materials. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.