EEEN40090 Power System Design

Academic Year 2021/2022

Power system transient classification by time scale.Surge phenomena: Lightning. Lightning induced transients. Switching transients. Transient recovery voltages. Travelling waves in transmission lines.Short circuit calculationss: Analysis of power systems under symmetric and asymmetric short circuit conditions according to IEC 60909.Power system protection: Principles of power system protection, components of power system protection systems, design and application of power system protection systems to selected power systems.Stability: Analysis of the transient stability and voltage stability of basic power systems.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:1. Understand and explain the concepts underlying the occurrence of transients in power systems over a range of timescales.2. Understand and explain the concepts underlying the analysis of power systems under transient conditions including surge phenomena, short circuits, and transient stability3. Analyse power systems under short circuit conditions according to IEC 60909.
4. Analyse basic power systems for transient stability.5. Understand and explain the underlying principles of protection systems employed in power systems6. Analyse and design selected power system protection systems

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
lectures; problem-based learning

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
EEEN30070 - Power system Engineering

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: 2 assignments Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: end of semester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Class Test: class test Week 7 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

2 x assignments - feedback to class on assignment tasks Class test - feedback to class on numerical questions

Name Role
Ms Rui Cai Tutor