Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Electrical power concepts are fundamental to transmission, generation and regulation of electrical energy that underpins much of modern society. In this subject, you will experiment on, design, simulate and mathematically analyse electrical power systems related to electric fields, magnetic fields and power supplies. You will apply this knowledge within low power domains with switch mode power supplies and transformer systems.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEMS2SRE AND ELE1IEL


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Electrical Machines and Drives

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Mathematically analyse and design power system components and devices.
02. Analyse and evaluate different power supply system topologies.
03. Use software tools to simulate and evaluate electrical power components in terms of fields, efficiencies and material dielectrics.
04. Design and optimise power regulation and switching supply circuits.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 12 - 22
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
2 hours problem solving in laboratory

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
3 Written Assignments (equivalent to 1,000 words total) Each assignment will correspond to a key discipline area of knowledge including EMF concepts, power supplies and transformer systems. These assignments will be problem solving and technical analysis based in nature.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
4 Laboratory reports (equivalent to 1,000 words total) Students create 4 laboratory reports based on work they have completed across preceding laboratory classes. Each report is worth 5%.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2-hour written examination (equivalent to 2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4