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This Advanced Electrical Substation and Switchyard Design course at IDC Technologies is aimed at engineers who are already working as electrical system designers as well as those who belong to any of the fields listed below and wish to prepare themselves for moving into the role of a substation designer.
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What you will learn at this Advanced Electrical Substation and Switchyard Design course at IDC Technologies:

  • Basics of earth fault protection
  • Touch and step voltages
  • Earth grid and its role in safety
  • Earth grid design
  • Earth mat laying and welding
  • Safety mesh at operating points
  • Role of gravel layer in safety
  • Basics of lightning and hazards
  • Lightning protection
  • Cone of protection and rolling sphere methods

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Load assumptions for residential and commercial consumers
  • Environmental issues in the location of a switchyard and mitigation measures
  • Planning studies
  • Basic system parameters
  • Load flow studies
  • Short circuit studies
  • Power system stability
  • Power system reliability

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements


  • A good basic knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution equipment
  • Experience in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting of substation equipment
  • Some exposure to design will be an advantage but not essential
  • A good theoretical background of electrical engineering and willingness to use and upgrade their numerical and computer skills
  • A basic appreciation of the related engineering disciplines such as civil, structural and data communications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    599 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 599 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
  • National

    599 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 599 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
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