Postgraduate

EEE8053 : Earthing

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

To provide an insight into the philosophy and design of network and substation earthing systems, and a comprehensive review of recent developments in the related standards, specifications and earthing arrangements.

Outline Of Syllabus

Standard definitions and terminology. Legislation and industry standards. Earth referencing for electricity supply networks. Earthing in MV and HV networks. Earthing in LV networks. Earth potential rise in MV and HV networks. Touch, step and transferred voltages. Resistance of electrodes and earth system. Earth conductor size and jointing methods. Construction, maintenance and cond. Assessment of earth systems.

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
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials70:303:3030 mins non-synchronous recorded sessions.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion131:0031:00Post-module assignment Part 1
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion131:0031:00Post-module assignment Part 2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching70:303:30Block taught synchronous recorded sessions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00Distance learning material
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00Reviewing lecture material; general reading.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time71:007:00Block taught PIP timetabled activity.
Total150:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
EEE8144Earthing
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The Online sessions, PiP Sessions 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 different sources.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M50Post-module assignment Part 1 (1500 words)
Written exercise1M50Post-module assignment Part 2 (1500 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The post module assignments are an appropriate way to assess both theoretical knowledge and understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry. They enable a more realistic engineering design problem to be set and will also assess data and information acquisition and evaluation skills.

Reading Lists

Timetable