Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Newcastle University is not delivering any face-to-face CPD programmes before January 2021. If you are interested in studying any of our modules online, contact the CPD Unit for advice.


About the Course

Fundamentals of Distribution Engineering

Providing an understanding of the fundamental principles of power distribution system operation.

You'll also find out about the analytical tools that allow us to carry out design calculations. You'll understand:

  • the principles of electrical power distribution
  • how harmonics are generated
  • methods of their elimination

We'll take a look at:

  • some of the economic issues concerned with the operation of distribution systems
  • the technical issues concerned with power distribution networks, in both urban and rural areas

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Objectives and Outline

Fundamentals of Distribution Engineering

Course Objectives

You'll be able to:

  • carry out basic design and operation calculations
  • use calculations, evaluation and problem solving skills relevant to power distribution engineering
  • use power system analysis software to perform load studies, fault calculations, harmonic distortion calculations, and other important power netwrok studies
  • carry out calculations indiciating network voltages and currents and the flow of power and reactive power in a power distribution network under normal operating conditions
  • perform fault current calculations under both balanced and unbalanced fault conditions

Course Outline

  • Three-phase electric power systems
  • Power and reactive power flows
  • Relationship between line network voltages and reactive power flows
  • Load flow calculations
  • Fault level calculations
  • Unsymmetrical fault calculations
  • Network harmonic calculations and economic principles relating to distribution network design
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Fundamentals of Distribution Engineering

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code EEE8044) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Fundamentals of Distribution Engineering

Presenters

Academic Professionals
  • Dr Simon Blake (Course Leader)
  • Dr Bashar Zahari

Fees

Fundamentals of Distribution Engineering

Fees

  • Fundamentals of Distribution Engineering
    • £960 (duration 2 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.