Courses & Units

Advanced Power Network Operations and Protection ENG760


This unit introduces students to the monitoring and assessment needs of emerging power systems including exploring climate resilient infrastructure and designing protection systems for power systems with a high penetration of distributed renewable generation. Students will be able to describe present and future network visibility needs in distributed networks, analyse impacts of distributed energy resources in distribution networks and design advanced distribution management systems.


Unit name Advanced Power Network Operations and Protection
Unit code ENG760
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Waqas Hassan
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the state of present and future network visibility needs in distribution networks
  • Recommend approaches to improve climate resilience of power system infrastructure
  • Analyse impacts of and impacts on Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in distribution networks
  • Describe advanced distribution management systems, as applied to networks containing aggregated energy resources
  • Design protection systems for power systems with high penetration of distributed renewable generation
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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ENG768 Power Systems 2|ENG769 Renewable and Sustainable Energy


Teaching Pattern

1 x 3 hr lecture weekly

1 x 1 hr tutorial weekly

4 x 3 hr labs/workshops during the semester

AssessmentTest (15%)|Project (40%)|Simulation lab assignment (25%)|Presentation (20%)
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