MSc in Electrical Engineering

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeAEEE521
Course Unit DetailsMSc Electrical Engineering (Required Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Identify the types and parameters of transmission lines
  2. Associate series impedance representation of transmission lines
  3. Associate shunt admittance representation of transmission lines
  4. Analyse current and voltage variations and perform power flow calculations
  5. Analyse power transmission lines models
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

         Transmission line parameters: line resistance, line inductance of a single conductor, single/three-phase lines and double-circuit lines, flux linkage, corona discharges


         Series Impedance of Transmission lines: Resistance, Inductance: of a conductor due to internal flux, a single-phase two-wire line, of composite conductor lines, of three-phase lines with equilateral/unsymmetrical spacing, of bundle conductors, Flux linkages of one-conductor in a group, Use of tables


         Capacitance of Transmission Lines: Electric field of long, straight conductor, Potential difference between two points due to a charge, Capacitance: of a two-wire line, of a three-phase line with equilateral/Unsymmetrical spacing, effect of earth on capacitance, Parallel circuit three-phase lines


         Current and Voltage Relations on a Transmission Line: Representation of lines, Short / medium / long lines, Equivalent circuit of a long line


         Power Flow Calculations: Power flow through a transmission line, reactive compensation of TL


         Transient Analysis of Transmission Lines: Transmission line transients, Travelling waves and reflections

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Power Systems Analysis, Saadat H. , 2004, McGraw Hill, 2nd Edition
  • Modern Power Systems Analysis, D.P. Kothari, 1/E, McGraw Hill, 2006
  • Electric Power Systems Essentials, Pieter Schavemaker, Lou van der Sluis, 1/E, Wiley, 2008
  • Electric Power Systems, Weedy, Cory, 4/E, Wiley, 1998
  • Power System Analysis, Grainger J., McGraw Hill, 1/E, 1994
  • Elements of Power System Analysis, Stevenson, W.D. , McGraw Hill Inc., 4th Edition, 1982
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Students are taught the course through lectures (3 hours per week) in classrooms or lectures theatres, by means of traditional tools or using computer demonstration.

Auditory exercises, where examples regarding matter represented at the lectures, are solved and further, questions related to particular open-ended topic issues are compiled by the students and answered, during the lecture or assigned as homework.

Topic notes are compiled by students, during the lecture which serve to cover the main issues under consideration and can also be downloaded from the lecturer’s webpage. Students are also advised to use the subject’s textbook or reference books for further reading and practice in solving related exercises. Tutorial problems are also submitted as homework and these are solved during lectures or privately during lecturer’s office hours. Further literature search is encouraged by assigning students to identify a specific problem related to some issue, gather relevant scientific information about how others have addressed the problem and report this information in written or orally.

Students are assessed continuously and their knowledge is checked through tests with their assessment weight, date and time being set at the beginning of the semester via the course outline.

Students are prepared for final exam, by revision on the matter taught, problem solving and concept testing and are also trained to be able to deal with time constraints and revision timetable.

The final assessment of the students is formative and summative and is assured to comply with the subject’s expected learning outcomes and the quality of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Final Exam50%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO