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SEE309 - Power Systems Protection and Relaying

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Mohammad Arif





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 hour class per week, 2 hours of laboratory and project work per week. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester. 

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.   Students must attend and participate in project-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


This unit covers the design and operation of electrical energy protection systems for the generation, transmission and distribution systems of electrical energy. It covers principles and types of protection systems; application of protection to generators, motors, transmission lines, transformers, busbars, and distribution; lightning impact on transmission and distribution networks; electrical studies for design of protection systems; and power system communications for protection application.


Topic tests 30%, laboratory report 30%, examination 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

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Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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