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Control, Protection and Automation of Power Supply and Distribution Networks

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.02 Power Industry and Electrical Engineering

Specialisation: Power Supply

Degree: Master

Course units:

Unit 1. Management, monitoring and alarm systems of power plants and station

Unit 2. General principles of power plant and power station management

Unit 3. Secondary circuits

Unit 4. Building control and alarm circuits for high-voltage switches

Unit 5. Secondary protection devices

Unit 6. Transducers, current and voltage transformers

Unit 7. Control current. Control current sources.

Unit 8. Microprocessor-based protection systems

Unit 9. A microprocessor-based protection devices diagram. Hardware elements of microprocessor-based relay protection devices.

Unit 10. Majors manufacturers of microprocessor-based protection devices. Classification of relay protection  device functions.

Unit 11. Protection of 6-35 kV lines

Unit 12. Protection of 110-220 kV lines

Unit 13. High-frequency protection

Unit 14. Protection of motors with rated voltages above 1 kV

Unit 15. Protection of power transformers

Unit 16. Protection of furnace transformers and converter transformers

Unit 17. Protection of power lines with voltages below 1 kV

Unit 18. Linear and emergency control devices in electric power systems

Unit 19. Discussion of reports


The course is about protection and automation devices used in 0.4 to 220 kV networks of industrial-scale power supply systems and covers both electromechanical and microprocessor-based protection devices.


  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Teacher-led laboratory classes;
  4. Office-hours.

Total hours – 180

Total points – 5

Classroom hours – 65

Unsupervised hours – 79

Laboratory work – 26 hours

Term paper – 30 hours

Midterm assessment – Examination

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