Courses Catalogue

Power Generation, Transmission And Distribution

COURSE CODE: RET7214
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The objective of the course is to make the student familiar with the production of electrical energy in regard to the needs of specific consumer areas in order to be able to appreciate the relative procedures from the technical, economic and social point of view. The acquisition of knowledge during the period of studies should make the student and future graduate able to understand the specialized knowledge concerning any aspect of production procedures and thus to work efficiently in relative positions. Topics covered include conventional power generation; non conventional power generation; electrical power transmission; utilisation of electrical energy; economics of power generation & transmission

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To conceptualize the power system operation: generation, transmission and distribution and provide approaches to sustainable use of natural resources for power generation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

impart knowledge on Conventional Power Plants ( Steam, Hydro, Nuclear and Gas Turbine plants) and Renewable Energy Power generation.

To understand the Economics of Power generation and Utilization of Electrical Energy for Various applications.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

Discuss the Operation of Conventional Power Plants (Steam, Hydro, and Nuclear and Gas Turbine plants) and concepts of Renewable Energy Power generation.

Describe the Economics of Power generation and Utilization of Electrical Energy for Various applications.