ELEC4320 – Modern Asset Management and Condition Monitoring in Power System

Lecturer Dr Chandima Ekanayake
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty EAIT
Prerequisites ELEC3300
Contact Hours 3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour
Semester(s) Taught Semester 2
Course Units 2
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Blackboard Management ( 50 )
Course Content ( 85 )
Course Structure ( 73 )
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Course Difficulty ( 50 )

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ELEC4320 – Modern Asset Management and Condition Monitoring in Power System 68.1

This is an interesting course, regardless of whether you want to work in power systems.

The core idea of the course is investigating how different types of electrical equipment fail. This is done in the context of power systems (transformers, circuit breakers etc) but the ideas are relevant to pretty much any electrical or electronic devices and circuitry. Instead of just saying "hey my chip is fried, dunno how that happened", you think about what causes electrical failures, and how the process takes place.

It was Professor Birtwhistle's first semester teaching the course, and there were some issues with pracs and assessment items being delayed. The course is not intense and none of the assessment is too time-consuming as long as you actually go to the lectures and tutes.

I would recommend this course to anyone with even a slight interest in power systems content.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2015

Your program/major

BE - Electrical

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Is the textbook necessary?


  • Interesting look into how power systems are run
  • A lot of the core concepts apply to all electrical (and beyond)
  • Not strenuous
  • Some small issues with course management
Posted on March 5, 2016 4:50 pm

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