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 Network Protection

Get an understanding of the principles behind the design of protection systems for power distribution networks.

The course will provide you with an appreciation of:

  • why protection is needed
  • the time characteristics involved
  • the principles of governing the design and application of protection devices

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 Network Protection

Course Objectives

You'll be able to:

  • use calculations, evaluation and provlem solving skills relevant to power distribution engineering
  • understand electrical fault characteristics, including earth leakage faults
  • understand how protection intersects with electrical networks

Course Outline

  • Need for protection
  • Types of faults
  • Fault characteristics
  • Time characteristics
  • Types of protection
  • Use of protection within networks
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 Network Protection

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code EEE8082) 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 Network Protection

Presenters

Academic Professionals
  • Dr Simon Blake (Course Leader)
  • Peter Watson

Fees

Fundamentals of Network Protection

Fees

  • Fundamentals of Network Protection
    • £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.