Courses & Units

Electrical Power Design KNE446



This unit augments the fundamentals of electrical power engineering acquired in the first three years of the course. It emphasises the understanding of principles by applying them to practical situations. The aim is to give students an awareness of the skills needed for the design, implementation and construction of practical engineering systems. The unit involves a design project in electrical power engineering, which may involve research and development work, engineering design, literature survey, experimental or theoretical work, computational studies, simulation and implementation. Students may be shown methods of operational planning and control, and the impact of quality systems on design and manufacturing processes. The latter includes the application of engineering standards, tolerance problems and reliability.


Unit name Electrical Power Design
Unit code KNE446
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Teaching staff

Professor Michael Negnevitsky (Coordinator)

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 031301

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KNE342 or KNE343




Teaching Pattern

Lectures and tutorials. Students work in small groups in projects.


100% (Assignment 20% and Project 80%)

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