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SEE333 - Power System Protection Design and Safety


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Mohammad Taufiqul Arif




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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminars per week, 1 x 3 hour studio/practical per week (alternated weekly). Students are required to attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

2 x 1 hour classes (pre-recorded) and 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week. Students are required to attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled two days during the intensive week (typically Week 6 to complete assessment tasks 2 and 4).


This is a project oriented design based learning (PODBL) unit. Students are required to work and learn in a team and will be assessed both individually as well as a team.

Students have the opportunity to engage in a Power System Protection Design Project to ensure safety in a power network. Students will investigate faults in power system networks particularly in the areas of generation, transmission, transformers and loads. Students then explore various protection schemes for each network area to design a safe power network. The learning in this unit will require the prior knowledge gained from SEE210 (Power Engineering Design).


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply specialised knowledge and demonstrate competency in analysing critical information to obtain engineering solutions in the areas of power system protection.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Provide solutions to power system protection problems within a team environment.

GLO5: Problem solving
GLO7: Teamwork


Communicate power system protection concepts through oral and written media to professional audiences.

GLO2: Communication


Apply Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and demonstrate an understanding of their technical applications according to local and international standard practice.

GLO7: Teamwork
GLO8: Global citizenship


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Project plan and design (team) Team project plan and design proposal (4 pages) 20% (5%, 15%)  Weeks 4 and 7
Experimental investigation and concept validation (team)

Practical/oral assessment task

25% Throughout the trimester
Problem solving and knowledge tests Two 1-hour online tests 30% (2 x 15%) Weeks 5 and 10
Final report Written report, 4,000-word maximum 25% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the combined problem solving and knowledge tests and 50% in experimental investigation and concept.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEE333 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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