Power System Operation and Control

EEE40007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 66 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22





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)

Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.

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