Courses & Units

Converter-backed Power Systems ENG761


In this unit students will investigate the operation of power systems which include converter-based generation, loads and storage. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to describe how voltage-source converter technologies operate in a power system, and to analyse HVDC converter technologies and the integration into AC power systems. Through this unit students will understand the approaches required to assess converter-connected generation, loads and storage under a range of system conditions including faults and contingency events.


Unit name Converter-backed Power Systems
Unit code ENG761
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 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe operation of voltage-source converter technologies in power systems
  • Research and analyse key HVDC converter technologies and their integration into AC power systems
  • Assess converter-connected generation, loads and storage under a range of power system conditions, including faults and contingency events
  • Evaluate grid-forming inverters and their role in future power systems and microgrids
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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Teaching Pattern

Teaching will consist of interactive workshops and lab sessions, totalling 3 hours per week on average. 

AssessmentExam (30%)|Project (40%)|Lab assignment (10%)|Simulation lab assignment (20%)
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