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Postgraduate Course: Power Systems and Machines (MSc) (PGEE10013)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course provides students with a good knowledge and understanding of: the steady state performance, the transient behaviour and control of synchronous machines; power system protection equipment; principles of overcurrent protection of power systems and machines; operation and protection of distributed generators. A number of relevant technical and engineering aspects of the analysis of steady state and transient performance of electrical machines and power supply systems will be considered in the context of operation, protection and control of power supply systems with distributed generation, including their application during the system design and operational stages.
Course description Lecture topics:
Steady State Behaviour of Synchronous Machines
Operation and Voltage Control of Synchronous Generators
Synchronous Generator Modelling: Control Systems and Stability
Operation of Distributed Generators in the Power Supply Systems
Balanced Per-unit Short Circuit Fault Analysis
Fault Analysis in Networks with Distributed Generators
Power System Protection Equipment
Overcurrent Protection: Operate Currents and Device Characteristics
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy (PGEE11024)
Other requirements First degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering is required
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 65 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Power Systems and Machines (MSc)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have an appreciation of a number of relevant technical and engineering aspects required for the analysis of electrical machines and power supply systems;
  2. Have a good knowledge and understanding of basic principles of operation, protection and control of power supply systems, electrical machines and their applications;
  3. Be able to perform calculations of steady state and transient performance of synchronous machines and understand how simple power systems containing distributed generation should be designed, operated and protected;
  4. Understand basic principles of power system protection and be able to calculate or estimate short circuit fault currents and overcurrent protection settings, enabling their application during the design and operational stages.
Reading List
Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)
Power Systems Analysis: Grainger & Stevenson (McGraw Hill)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordspower systems electrical machines
Course organiserDr Sasa Djokic
Tel: (0131 6)50 5595
Course secretaryMiss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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