|Semester 2 Credit Value:||15|
To give students a comprehensive account of the construction and operation of all types of switchgear equipment.
Switchgear technology, switchgear applications, arcs, interruptions switching phenomena, standards procurement of switchgear, switchgear testing.
On successful completion of the course, the students will:
- have a detailed knowledge of the construction and operation of vacuum switchgear, air blast switchgear, air break switchgear, SF6 switchgear and oil filled switchgear.
- be fully aware of technical standards and specifications governing switchgear purchase and testing.
- appreciate the range of options available to deal with ageing switchgear equipment.
- be aware of recent developments in switchgear design and manufacturing methods.
- have an up-to-date knowledge of switchgear diagnostics and failure analysis methods.
1. Use calculations, evaluation and problem solving skills relevant to power distribution engineering.
2. Developed skills in researching relevant information and be able to summarise information from relevant sources and draw conclusions from that information.
3. Demonstrate improved transferable skills in terms of communication, group work, planning and the ability to manage his/her own learning, relevant to a post graduate degree.
4. Obtain distance learning, computer literacy and on-line competencies.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||7:00||14:00||14:00||Block taught|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||0:00||In-module assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||45:00||45:00||0:00||Post-module assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||0:30||15:00||0:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||0:00||Final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||30:00||30:00||0:00||Distance learning|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||43:00||43:00||0:00||Reviewing lecture notes; general reading|
Lectures and the Distance Learning material provide core material and guidance for further reading. The Distance Learning material also provides problem solving practice and improves planning skills and on-line and computer competences and gives the students the opportunity to manage thier own learning. Group learning and the class in module test improves communications and group working skills while the post module assignment develops research skills and the ability to utilise relevant information from many sources.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||30||Post-module assignment (2000 words)|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||10||In-module assignment|
The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical knowledge and understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry. The post module assignment enables a more realistic engineering design problem to be set and will also assess data and information acquisition and evaluation skills. The in module assessment, which usually takes the form of a group activity, test the students' problem solving skills and gives them the opportunity to demonstrate improved transferable skills.
Original Handbook text:
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