Postgraduate

EEE8050 : Power Cables (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

To provide students with a wide understanding of those aspects of technology related to the design, use and operation of power cable systems.

Outline Of Syllabus

History and development of power cables. Design features and functionality of power cables and accessories. Conductors and connections. Insulation systems. Environmental protection. Earthing & bonding of single core cables: standing voltages, circulating currents. Cable ratings: sustained, cyclic, short-time and fault. Thermomechanical effects. Electromagnetic effects. Service history, reliability and failure modes. Cable and accessory testing: type, routine, site and diagnostic tests.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture27:0014:00Block taught
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion300:3015:00Revision for final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion145:0045:00Post-module assignment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00Distance learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00Reviewing lecture material; general reading
Total150:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
EEE8143Power Cables
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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 their own learning. Besides, the post module assignment develops research skills and the ability to utilise relevant information from many sources.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202M75Closed Book Examination
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M25Post-module assignment (1500 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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.

Reading Lists

Timetable