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ELE3803 Electrical Plant

Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Electrical, Electronic & Computing
Version produced : 24 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Ron Sharma
Moderator: Gordon Hampson

Requisites

Pre-requisite: ELE1801 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or GDET or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: ELE2702 for Bachelor of Engineering Technology and Associate Degree programs.

Synopsis

Electricity touches almost every aspect of our lives and occupations. In Electrical Plant students develop skills and knowledge in the selection, installation, operation, control and maintenance of electrical equipment such as transformers, power supplies, motors, generators and other types of energy converters found in the workplace. It provides students with skills to carry out performance analysis of electrical equipment, power generation and supply systems and conduct energy audit of electrical installations.

Objectives

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. analyse unbalanced three phase networks, determine neutral currents or neutral shift voltages in unbalanced systems and draw phasor diagrams of such systems;
  2. use SAA Wiring Rules and explain earthing and safety systems;
  3. analyse the performance of power transformers, ac motors and ac generators using equivalent circuit models;
  4. evaluate and specify details of design, construction, safety, performance, and diagnostic checklist of power transformers, ac motors and ac generators;
  5. outline requirements for choosing type of plants for generation and storage of electrical energy;
  6. analyse power distribution networks using the per unit system;
  7. numerically evaluate fault current levels in simple supply systems; and
  8. analyse energy management guidelines and perform energy audit of electrical installations.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Three Phase System Analysis; earthing and safety 15.00
2. Transformers 10.00
3. Induction Machines 10.00
4. Synchronous Machines 13.00
5. Generation and Storage of Electrical Energy 20.00
6. Supply System Analysis 12.00
7. Batteries and Auxiliary Power Supplies 10.00
8. Energy Economics and Management 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=ELE3803)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

  • There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • McKenzie Smith, I 2005, Hughes electrical techology, 9th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Harlow, UK.
  • Pansini, AJ 2005, Guide to electric power generation, 3rd edn, Fairmont Press, Lilburn, GA.
  • Wildi, T 2005, Electrical machines, drives, and power systems, 6th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ.
  • IEEE/IEE/IEAust Technical Papers - as specified in Study Book.
  • Various Australian Standards and Energy Management Publications.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Assessments 20.00
Directed Study 40.00
Examinations 2.00
Field Trips or Excursions 6.00
Lectures 26.00
Private Study 33.00
Report Writing 15.00
Tutorials 13.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 100 10 15 Apr 2013
ASSIGNMENT 2 150 15 13 May 2013
2 HOUR RESTRICTED EXAMINATION 750 75 End S1 (see note 1)

NOTES
  1. Student Administration will advise students of the dates of their examinations during the semester.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    (i) It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. (ii) Student must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course before they are able to undertake any practical work in the electrical laboratories.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded.. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade in a course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    In a Restricted Examination, candidates are allowed access to specific materials during the examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the restricted examination for this course are: writing materials (non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination); calculators which cannot hold textual information (students must indicate on their examination paper the make and model of any calculator(s) they use during the examination).

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the examination period at the end of the semester of the next offering of this course.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.

  3. In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).

  5. If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.

  6. The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.

  7. Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.

  8. Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded one of the temporary grades: IM (Incomplete - Make up), IS (Incomplete - Supplementary Examination) or ISM (Incomplete -Supplementary Examination and Make up). A temporary grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non directed personal study.

  9. Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).

  10. Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.