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Undergraduate Course: Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is an introduction course to the techniques and equipment used in the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical power. It gives a basic understanding of how a power system operates and the problems facing electricity utilities. The design and main operating features of different types of motors and generators are also covered.
Course description Introduction to Electrical Circuits
Introduction to Power Systems
Electrical Safety & Wiring
Phasor Representation of AC Signals
AC Power
Complex Impedances
Real & Reactive Power
Three Phase Systems
An introduction on electrical machines and transformers
DC Machines
Synchronous Machines

One 3-hour laboratory, wiring and testing a motor control panel.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 16/09/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 3, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1.5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 60 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% written examination.
Any student who does not attend and perform satisfactorily on the Power Engineering 2 laboratory is deemed to have failed the course, as it tests Competency regarding important safety aspects of power engineering.

The School has a 40% Rule for this course, whereby you must achieve a minimum of 40% in coursework and 40% in written exam components, as well as an overall mark of 40% to pass a course. If you fail a course you will be required to resit it. You are only required to resit components which have been failed.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have a basic understanding of the operation of large electrical power systems, and their main constituent components.
  2. Understand the operating principles of several different types of electrical machine.
  3. Be able to perform basic calculations on electrical power systems and machines, while appreciating the limitations of such calculations.
  4. Have an appreciation of safe practice in the design and construction of electrical power circuits.
Reading List
Electric Machinery Fundamentals, Stephen
edition, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 9780071151559
Additional Information
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Course organiserDr Paul Judge
Course secretaryMs Brunori Viola
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