ELE3803 Electrical Plant
|Semester 1, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Electrical Plant|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||031301 - Electrical Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Les Bowtell
Pre-requisite: ELE1801 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
Recommended prior or concurrent study: ELE2702 for Bachelor of Engineering Science and Associate Degree programs.
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.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- analyse unbalanced three phase networks, determine neutral currents or neutral shift voltages in unbalanced systems and draw phasor diagrams of such systems;
- use Australian/New Zealand standards for wiring, earthing and safety systems;
- analyse the performance of power transformers, ac motors and ac generators using equivalent circuit models;
- evaluate and specify details of design, construction, safety, performance, and diagnostic checklist of power transformers, ac motors and ac generators;
- outline requirements for choosing type of plants for generation and storage of electrical energy;
- analyse power distribution networks using the per unit system;
- numerically evaluate fault current levels in simple supply systems; and
- perform Australian/New Zealand standards energy audit analysis of electrical installations.
|1.||Three Phase System Analysis; earthing and safety||15.00|
|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://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=ELE3803)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Field Trips or Excursions||6.00|
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||100||10||16 Apr 2019||1,2,3|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||150||15||13 May 2019||4,5,7,8|
|2 HOUR CLOSED EXAMINATION||750||75||End S1||1,2,3,4,5,6,8||(see note 1)|
- Student Administration will advise students of the dates of their examinations during the semester.
Important assessment information
(i) There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility 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.
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.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
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.
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.
In a Closed Examination candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.
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.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
IEEE is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use IEEE style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. For further information on this referencing style, refer to the below website:
Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.