# Power Engineering Major

## Overview

The major in power engineering builds on foundations in physics, mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering principles. The main focus is in the areas of power systems, power electronics, control engineering, energy systems and management. Power engineers plan, analyse, design, simulate, construct, operate, optimize and maintain power systems and power electronics. The power system infrastructure includes power generation, transmission, distribution, and conversion that evolves into the heartbeat of modern society.

As a power engineering graduate, you may pursue a career with industrial corporations and government departments involved with providing, converting, controlling, managing, and using electrical power, or conduct research on developing new technology for utilizing alternative power sources such as solar and wind energy.

This major best aligns with the Electrical or Software stream.

Unit of study |
Credit points |
A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition |
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## Power Engineering Major |
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Achievement of a major in Power Engineering requires 48 credit points from this table including: | |||

(i) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units | |||

(ii) 18 credit points of 3000-level core units | |||

(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level project units | |||

(iv) 6 credit points of 5000-level core units | |||

(v) 6 credit points of 5000-level selective units | |||

## Units of Study |
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## 2000-level units of study |
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## Core units |
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ELEC2104Electronic Devices and Circuits |
6 | A ELEC1103. Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc. |
Semester 2 |

ELEC2302Signals and Systems |
6 | A (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND MATH1002 AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023). Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, differential equations, and linear algebra. |
Semester 2 |

## 3000-level units of study |
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## Core units |
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ELEC3203Electricity Networks |
6 | A This unit of study assumes a competence in 1000 level MATH (in particular, the ability to work with complex numbers), in elementary circuit theory and in basic electromagnetics. |
Semester 1 |

ELEC3206Electrical Energy Conversion Systems |
6 | A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with circuit theory, electronic devices, ac power, capacitors and inductors, and electric circuits such as three-phase circuits and circuits with switches, the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope and power supply. P ELEC3203 |
Semester 2 |

ELEC3304Control |
6 | A Specifically the following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit: familiarity with basic Algebra, Differential and Integral Calculus, Physics; solution of linear differential equations, Matrix Theory, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; linear electrical circuits, ideal op-amps; continuous linear time-invariant systems and their time and frequency domain representations, Laplace transform, Fourier transform. P ELEC2302 AND (MATH2061 OR MATH2067 OR MATH2021 OR MATH2961 OR AMME2000) N AMME3500 |
Semester 2 |

## Project units |
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ELEC3204Power Electronics and Applications |
6 | A 1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and non-periodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis P ELEC2104 |
Semester 1 |

## 5000-level units of study |
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## Core units |
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ELEC5204Power Systems Analysis and Protection |
6 | A (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734). The unit assumes basic knowledge of circuits, familiarity with basic mathematics, competence with basic circuit theory and an understanding of three phase systems, transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling and operation of such equipment. |
Semester 1 |

## Selective units |
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ELEC5203Topics in Power Engineering |
6 | A ELEC3203 Power Engineering and ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Drives. Familiarity with basic mathematics and physics; competence with basic circuit theory and understanding of electricity grid equipment such as transformers, transmission lines and associated modeling; and fundamentals of power electronic technologies. |
Semester 2 |

ELEC5205High Voltage Engineering |
6 | A The following previous knowledge is assumed for this unit. Circuit analysis techniques, electricity networks, power system fundamentals. P (ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732) AND (ELEC3206 OR ELEC9206 OR ELEC5734) |
Semester 2 |

ELEC5206Sustainable Energy Systems |
6 | A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with transformers, ac power, capacitors and inductors, electric circuits such as three-phase circuits and circuits with switches, and basic electronic circuit theory. |
Semester 2 |

ELEC5207Advanced Power Conversion Technologies |
6 | A ELEC3204 |
Semester 2 |

ELEC5208Intelligent Electricity Networks |
6 | A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications |
Semester 1 |

ELEC5211Power System Dynamics and Control |
6 | A The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is a deep understanding on circuit analysis and its applications in power system steady state analysis. P ELEC3203 OR ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732 |
Semester 1 |

ELEC5212Power System Planning and Markets |
6 | A The assumed knowledge for learning this UoS is power system steady state analysis P ELEC3203 or ELEC9203 OR ELEC5732 |
Semester 2 |