|Unit Name||UNDERGROUND POWER SYSTEM DESIGN|
|Unit Duration||1 Term (online) or 1 Semester (on-campus)|
Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Electrical Systems)
Duration: 1 year
Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems)
Duration: 2 years
|Unit Creator / Reviewer||Professor Akhtar Kalam|
Grad Dip total course credit points =24
(3 credits x 8 (units))
Master total course credit points= 48
(3 credits x 12 (units)+ 12 credits ( thesis))
|Mode of Delivery||Online or on-campus.|
10 hours per week
Lecture = 1 hour
Tutorial lecture = 1 hour
Practical/ Lab = 1 hour ( where applicable)
Personal study recommended = 7 hours ( guided and unguided)
Unit Description and General Aims
On successful completion of this Unit, students are expected to be able to:
(e.g. Assignment - 2000 word essay (specify topic) Examination (specify length and format))
(eg Week 5)
(% of total unit marks)
|Learning Outcomes Assessed|
Type:Multi-choice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Role Play / Self-Assessment / Presentation
Word length: n/a
Topic examples: Fundamental concepts of underground cables systems, topology and manufacture.
|After Topic 4||20%||1, 2|
Type: Report / Research / Paper / Case Study / Site Visit / Problem analysis / Project / Professional recommendation
Example: Report (Midterm Project) [This will include a progress report; literature review, hypothesis, and methodology/conclusions]
Word length: 1000
Topic examples: Design parameters of the equipment necessary for underground system design including standards.
|After Topic 9||25%||1,2,3,4|
Type: Report (Final Project)
[If a continuation of the midterm, this should complete the report by adding sections on: methodology, implementation / evaluation, verification / validation, conclusion / challenges and recommendations / future work. If this is a new report, all headings from the midterm and the final reports must be included.]
Word length: 2000
Topic examples: A project that investigates type of cable, manhole spacing, pulling considerations and all relevant design calculations for underground power supply.
Example: May be in the form of quizzes, class tests, practical assessments, remote labs, simulation software or case studies
Attendance / Tutorial Participation
Example: Presentation, discussion, group work, exercises, self-assessment/reflection, case study analysis, application.
Prescribed and Recommended Readings
- To be assigned by lecturer
- Power Engineering Journal; IEEE Power and Energy Magazine; IEEE Transactions on PowerSystems; International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. These are peer-reviewed journals. Other relevant peer-reviewed journals will be advised.
- http://www.power-eng.com, http://www.ieee-pes.org
- IDC notes and Reference texts as advised.
- Other material advised during the lectures
One topic is delivered per contact week, with the exception of part-time 24-week units, where one topic is delivered every two weeks.
Topics 1 and 2
Topics 3 and 4
Topic 5 and 6
Uses and design parameters of the equipment necessary for underground system design
Basic underground cable design practices and installation practices for both transmission and distribution projects - 1
1. Approach to Planning a Cable Installation
2. Designing of Cable Installation
3. Selection of Cable Number of Cores, Voltage and Insulation
4. Cable Sizing
5. Cable Sizing Examples