SEE333 - Power System Protection Design and Safety


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250




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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 online content per week (recordings provided), 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 (online)

2 x 1 hour online content per week (recordings provided) per week, 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).

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.

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