Electric Energy Systems

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electric Energy Systems

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces the theory of magnetic circuits, transformers and electromagnetic energy conversion and applies these fundamental principles to systems which rely on them. Topics considered may include three phase circuits, magnetic circuits, transformers, electromechanical energy conversion, transmission lines, introductory electric machines and power systems.
    1. Identify the theory necessary to analyse magnetic circuits
    2. Recognise the principles of electromagnetic energy conversion;
    3. Apply the fundamental theories to the operating principles of and to model: a. Transformers; b. Rotating machines; c. Relays and solenoids; d. Transmission lines.
    4. Interpret AC circuit theory in relation to three phase circuits in steady state, balanced and unbalanced;
    5. Recognise the nature of power losses in major elements of an electromagnetic system
    6. Combine elements into a complete system and perform elementary analysis of the system as a whole;
    7. Perform power and efficiency calculations for major components of the electromagnetic system and for the system as a whole;
    8. Identify and adopt safe practices when working with electric systems containing energy conversion elements.
    Three phase circuits
    Balanced and unbalanced circuits
    Magnetic circuits
    Magnetic fields
    Magnetic flux
    B-H characteristics
    Electromechanical energy conversion
    Energy stored in a magnetic field
    Electromagnetic force
    Elementary concepts in rotating machines
    Electromagnetic actuators
    Transmission Line Modelling
    Single phase transmission lines
    Three Phase transmission lines
    Transmission Line Representation
    Power System Representation
    Per Unit System

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.