Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Students will familiarise themselves with the operation and behaviour of electrical power systems. The course introduces participants to the physical and electrical properties of equipment used in power systems, and the analytical techniques used in their planning, operation and evaluation. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of skills necessary to analyse, plan, design and operate the various equipment used in power systems.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop a familiarisation with the equipment used in power systems, and knowledge of the physical and electrical properties of this equipment.

2. Develop the analytical skills used in the planning, design, operation and evaluation of power systems, and understand the limitations of each analysis tool learned.

3. Develop computer based simulation skills for power system analysis.

4. Develop a broad understanding of issues associated with power systems operation, including technical (e.g reliability and redundancy) and non-technical (e.g market factors).


The course material will be drawn from the following topic areas: 

  1. Review of fundamental knowledge
  2. Steady state system analysis
  3. Voltage control
  4. Fault studies
  5. Frequency control in power systems
  6. Transient and dynamic stability
  7. Protection systems
  8. Power quality and harmonic distortion
  9. Transmission systems
  10. Energy economics

Assumed knowledge

ELEC2132, ELEC3130

Assessment items

Project: Project

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Quiz: Quiz

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.