• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 day
This Practical Power System Protection online course at IDC Technologies has been designed to give plant operators, electricians, field technicians and engineers a better appreciation of the role played by power system protection systems. 


The Practical Power System Protection online course at IDC Technologies is designed to provide excellent understanding on both a theoretical and practical level. 

An understanding of power systems along with correct management will increase your plant efficiency and performance as well as increasing safety for all concerned.

Starting at a basic level and then moving onto more detailed applications, it features an introduction covering the need for protection, fault types and their effects, simple calculations of short circuit currents and system earthing. 

This course includes some practical discussion on simple fault calculations, relay settings and the checking of a current transformer magnetisation curve.

You will learn how to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of electrical power protection
  • Identify and understand the different fault types
  • Perform simple fault and design calculations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 days
    • Duration description
      7 Hours, 41 Minutes, 36 Seconds
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inverse, Definite Minimum Time (IDMT) relay – construction principles and setting
  • Calculation of settings – practical examples
  • New era – modern numerical relays and future trends
  • Cables
  • Pilot wire differential
  • Overhead lines
  • Distance protection (basic principles, characteristics, various schemes)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Who should complete this course:

  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical technicians
  • Electricians
  • Field technicians
  • Instrumentation and design engineers
  • Plant operators
  • Project engineers

Tuition Fee

  • International

    299 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
  • National

    299 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
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