Any power system is prone to ‘faults’ (also called short-circuits), which occur mostly as a result of insulation failure and sometimes due to external causes. When a fault occurs, the normal functioning of the system gets disturbed. The high current resulting from a fault can stress the electrical conductors and connected equipment thermally and electro-dynamically.
This Competency in Electrical Power System Protection course from the Engineering Institute of Technology will explain all of these points in detail and provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to calculate fault currents, and select relays and associated instrument transformers appropriate to each typical system or equipment. You will also learn how to adjust the setting of the relays so that the relays closest to the fault will operate and clear the fault faster than the backup devices.
To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars. Detailed summaries/notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance. In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.
This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.
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- Power System Overview
- Basics of Power System Protection
- Types of Faults and Short Circuit Current Calculations
- System Earthing and Earth Fault Current
- Fuses and Circuit Breakers with Builtin Protection
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- 3 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.
DisciplinesElectrical Engineering Energy & Power Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 43 other Short Courses in Energy & Power Engineering in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
CRICOS Provider Number - 03567C
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- Tuition fees depend on your country of origin.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.