Operation of Power Systems

EEE80010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


Admission to a postgraduate engineering course

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce you to power system stability, power system controls, economic dispatch, protection systems and the principles of fault analysis, both symmetrical and unsymmetrical.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Perform symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analyse using the method of symmetrical components. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
2. Design protection schemes for power system components. (K2, K3, K6, S1, S2, S3, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
3. Develop models for power system components for transient stability analysis and apply extended equal area criterion for general one-machine-infinite-bus systems. (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
4. Analyse automatic generation control techniques and perform contingency analysis using sensitivity and load flow methods. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
5. Write computer programs and solve economic load dispatch problems. (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
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