Core Module Information
Module title: Power Systems

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE10104
Module leader: Jubaer Ahmed
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering

Module code: ELE09100
Module title: Electrical Systems
Examples of equivalent learning: Electrical Systems equivalent to SCQF level 9

Description of module content:

Generation: Prime-movers, generators, energy demand, fuel types, base-load, peak-load, pool system.
Networks: UK energy system (Grid), transmission lines, inter-connectors, sub-stations.
Analysis: Matrix methods with admittance and impedance modules based on [Ybus] and [Zbus] using iterative solutions of the resulting matrix equations.
Operation: Control and protection of power systems, switchgear and tariffs.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will able to:
LO1: categorise the methods of electrical energy generation and transmission systems;
LO2: solve the power flow problem and its solution using [Ybus];
LO3: solve symmetrical fault calculations using [Zbus];
LO4: critically understand the control and operation of distribution system.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jubaer Ahmed
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The teaching material is primarily delivered through traditional lectures and tutorials with laboratory based exercises (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4). Structured tutorial sheets are provided to the students and a real situation case-study is used throughout the module to illustrate each aspect of analysis. Software simulation is used to enhance a students' understanding of power system analysis by providing dynamic performance calculations in a visual format (LOs 2, 3, 4).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The bulk of the module involves problem solving and high level analysis of complex networks which will enhance a students' ability to function in the power industry. The module software, ERACS, is an industry standard package used extensively by power utilities and large industrial concerns to analyse and design their power networks. A students' exposure to the software will certainly enhance their chance of employment in such an essential specialist area.

Research / teaching linkages
Members of the teaching team regularly attend seminars and conferences that provide up-to-date information in the subject area. The software provider (ERA technology) are heavily involved with the power utilities constantly upgrading the software in response to the needs of the industry.

Supporting equality and diversity
All lecture, tutorial and assessment material are available in VLE to permit access to a diverse student group. Academic help and support is provided on a weekly basis in the timetabled classes. Engineering Plus sessions, provided by the School, are available as a drop-in support facility for all students.

Although most of the material is based on the UK energy system, reference will be made to parallel systems in countries throughout the world to illustrate the differences in energy production, energy usage and the voltage & frequency levels.

Formative Assessment:
Throughout the module there are a series of tutorials, where students apply the taught theory on a number of examples. During these sessions, students are provided with help to tackle the problems then given feedback on their effort. Practical hardware demonstrations and simulation software exercises are undertaken in the lab, where discussions and informal feedback is given directly to the students.

Summative Assessment:
There are two summative assessments. The coursework comprises a technical report comparing the methods of analysing electrical power systems using both mathematical techniques and simulation software. An exam assesses the student’s understanding of power systems topography, components, control aspects and operational analysis.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 40 2,3,4 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Power Systems