SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMH624493
Module Leader Mohamed Emad Farrag
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Electrical Power Engineering
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

This module aims to enable the students to develop a comprehensive view of power system operation, power flow analysis, stability and protections. Appropriate modelling, analysis and design skills of AC power systems in steady state and in post-fault operation will be introduced. -3


The taught syllabus covers the following areas: -360b7 Power system modelling - synchronous machines, AC transmission lines, transformers, loads. -360b7 Power system phasor and dynamic models, linearization and small signal models. b7 Power flow analysis. b7 Power system control of active power, reactive power, excitation, voltage and frequency b7 Power system stability assessment method. b7 Power system transient analysis. b7 Fault analysis. b7 Power system protection schemes and case studies.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:* Use appropriate mathematical techniques and specialist computer software to model synchronous machines and AC transmission lines and loads. * Provide detailed design and analysis of the active power, reactive power, voltage and frequency control of power systems.* Understand the power system stability assessment procedure and method.* Understand and perform power flow analysis with specialist computer software.* Perform power system transient analysis with appropriate mathematical models and computer software.* Analyse and design appropriate schemes for power system protections.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module material will be introduced through lectures, while practical exercises, based on the lecture material, will be given to students for their practical sessions. Tutorials will be used to help explain and elaborate on both the lecture material and the practical exercises and provide opportunities for tutor led formative feedback to students. This is detailed as follows; -360b7 A policy of providing staff access to students; a programme and library induction pack and supporting tour; a module handbook providing detailed information. -360b7 Support of a module leader and programme leader, in addition to student representatives. These representatives reflect students' views and concerns at staff-student liaison committee meetings and programme committee meetings. -360b7 Underpinning support is provided from central university support services including: online study skills facility, student counselling service, and access to the Learning Development Centre, IT support using e-mail and/or on-line resources). -360b7 Development of knowledge and skills, and the use of tools, techniques and methods which are immediately useful to employers, both in the UK and overseas. -360b7 Strong emphasis in the module on industrial or research projects including the use of visiting lecturers and industrial visits. b7 The module is designed with a very strong professional emphasis taken from the industrial expertise of staff, the industrial liaison committees and the professional body requirements. This will enhance the career opportunities of the students in industry. b7 The lecture delivery will be enhanced by a variety of genre including, where appropriate, videos, computer based models and other multimedia approaches b7 On line learning materials are available electronically. Discussion boards will be used to encourage teacher and peer-to-peer dialogue on certain topic areas where this form of communication would be regarded as effective. b7 Academic staff and the Learning Technologists will continue to work together to develop and operate the module on GCU Learn to ensure student support and information sharing. b7 Students are provided with formative and summative feedback via a variety of mechanisms. Feedback on coursework is provided within 3 working weeks of submission providing information on strengths, weaknesses and suggestions for corrective action. b7 Student feedback on teaching, learning and assessment will be sought at the end of the semester through a module evaluation questionnaire. Full time -359d8 This module will be taught in a three-week block. During the first week the lecture material will be accompanied by by industrial case studies. During the two remaining weeks students will undertake tutorials and practical work, and will complete the assessment. The module will be guided by tutors and supported by the managed learning environment. All teaching and learning materials will be available on GCU Learn. Part time -359d8 Students will attend the first week of the module where materials will be delivered by lectures accompanied by industrial case studies. Students will complete the remaining material off campus, supported by learning materials and course tutors. The module tutors can be contacted via e-mail, telephone and GCU Learn/discussion board. All teaching materials and case studies will be available on GCU Learn. Distance learning -359d8 A study pack will be provided including: a study guide, lecture notes, tutorial notes, case studies and worked examples. All material will also be available on GCU Learn. Module tutors can be contacted via e-mail, telephone/skype and GCU Learn through discussion board. -3 -357

Indicative Reading

-359 Power System Stability and Control , Prabha Kunda, McGraw Hill, 1994, International Edition Power System Analysis and Design , J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutla S. Sarma and Thomas J. Overbye, Cengage Learning, 2012, Fifth Edition

Transferrable Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving. Critical analysis. Communication skills, written, oral and listening. Effective Information retrieval and research skills. Self-confidence, self-discipline & self-reliance (independent working). Creativity, innovation & independent thinking. Knowledge of international affairs. Ability to prioritise tasks and time management (organising and planning work). Presentation skills.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (PT) 12.00
Assessment (FDL) 24.00
Tutorials (FT) 8.00
Tutorials (PT) 8.00
Lectures (PT) 24.00
Assessment (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FDL) 106.00
Independent Learning (FT) 78.00
Practicals (FDL) 12.00
Independent Learning (PT) 82.00
Practicals (FT) 16.00
Assessment (PT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Tutorials (FDL) 8.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 40.00 45% Case study involving computer simulation
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 60.00 45% unseen written exam