SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M3H624906
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module consists of laboratory and simulation experiments which are framed to enhance the student's understanding of the basic concepts of electrical power systems-transmission, distribution, protection and testing. Hands on experiments enable the students to gain practical experience.Appropriate analytical techniques will be developed and these will be applied to the analysis of the system to determine operating performance. This module also exposes the students to the concepts of Three Phase Electrical Machines. The course also aims to improve the laboratory skills of students and their ability to work in a group environment since the students perform laboratory sessions in group format in the High Voltage and Power Simulation Laboratory.


LIST OF EXPERIMENTS -360b7 Familiarization with AMTECH power software b7 Design of cables using AMTECH Software -360b7 Transmission line Simulator and Distribution Trainer -360b7 Synchronization of three phase alternators b7 Parallel operation of three phase transformer b7 Measurements of lighting intensity for different types of lamps. Study of induction heating- Visit any steel industry.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Investigate the illumination parameters for lighting systems containing high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. (AM4)2. Perform an experiment, to determine operating characteristics, for parallel operation of three phase alternators and three phase transformers. (AM4)3. Assess the performance of an induction heater and compare it with a resistance heater. (AM4, AM7)4. Design a low voltage electrical distribution system comprising of supply source, switch boards, cables, and distribution boards etc., using appropriate software. (AM3, AM4, AM7)5. Assess the performance of short and medium transmission lines with R, R- L, R-C, RLC load conditions using the power system simulator. (AM4, AM6)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on laboratory exercises used to relate theoretical concepts to practical experience.

Indicative Reading

-360 1. Pabla A S, "Electrical Power Distribution", Mac-Graw-Hill, 6 th Ed, 2004. 2. V.K. Mehta and Rohit Mehta, "Principles of Power Systems", S.Chand Publication, 4 th Ed, 2009. -360 3. Roy Billinton, Ronald N Allan, "Reliability Evaluation of Power Systems", Springer,2nd Edition, 2005. 4. Charles I. Hubert, "Operating, Testing, and Preventive Maintenance of Electrical Apparatus", by, Prentice Hall, 2003

Transferrable Skills

Laboratories provide:Interpersonal/team skills/computer skills/communication skills Reports provide:Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Practicals (FT) 28.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Skill card + viva voice+ Lab report: 50%
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End Term Lab test: 25%(Unseen- 1 ½ Hours)
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid Term Lab test: 25% (Unseen- 1 ½ Hours)