EEEN40090 Power System Design

Academic Year 2023/2024

Power system transients classification by time scale.
Surge phenomena: Lightning. Lightning induced transients. Switching transients.
Short circuit calculations: Analysis of power systems under symmetric/asymmetric short circuit conditions according to IEC 60909.
Power system protection: Principles, components and coordination of power system protection systems, design and application to selected power systems.
Stability: Analysis of the transient stability of basic power systems.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

1. Understand the concepts underlying the occurrence of transients in power systems over a range of timescales.

2. Be able to describe the main functions, requirements, and elements of power system protection mechanisms.

3. Be able to identify and analyze power engineering problems involving three-phase ac system short-circuit calculations according to the IEC 60909 standard.

4. Be able to analyze and design solutions to power system protection coordination problems.

5. Be able to analyse basic power systems for transient stability.

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
Learning Requirements:


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Class Test: class test Week 7 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


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



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
Dr Georgios Tzounas Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ignacio Ponce Arancibia Tutor