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This module aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge and competency in power systems fault analysis, and in protection system design and operation to ensure power system reliability and safety. The course is delivered in a technology-enable learning mode using industry-standard electrical power system analysis and operation simulation software. The course contents cover the following three main knowledge topics:

  • Fault analysis of power systems
  • Operating principles of protection devices and circuits
  • Protection of power systems

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Modelling of Fundamental Power Grid Components

  • Common models in ETAP; busbars, cables; current and voltage transformers, two and three winding transformers; generators and motors, circuit breakers and protection relays

Power System Fault Analysis

  • Protection requirements and principles; theory and application of symmetrical components, different types and effects of faults; symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault calculation methods; symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault simulation studies and analysis in ETAP.

Protective Devices, Transducers and Components

  • Types and characteristics of relays and their applications; Hands-on practical experience on setting of relays and secondary injection tests for relays; current and voltage transformers; types and characteristics of fuses; types and characteristics of circuit breakers and their applications.

Power System Protection

  • Protection of cables, lines, transformers, switchgears, generators and motors; coordination requirements and discrimination settings, earthing for electrical safety and power system protection; protective device coordination/selectivity and sequence-of-operation fault analysis in ETAP.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers working in power and energy sector;
  • Electrical and electronic engineering professionals;
  • Researchers and educators in electrical engineering and urban sustainability related areas;
  • Fresh engineering graduates who are preparing to sit for the fundamentals of engineering exam (FEE) for registration as a professional engineer to the Professional Engineers Board.

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).  


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering
  • At least one-year of relevant working experience

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the module
  • Undertake the Continuous Assessment 

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the programme, and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper will earn 6 ECTS credits, which are stackable for PGCert or MSc qualifications.

Continuing Professional Development

This module is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:


Date Time Venue
30 Aug - 4 Dec 2022  Every Tuesday, 7pm - 10pm  SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder $3,540.69 $1,062.21
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,540.69 $400.40
Non-Singaporeans $3,540.69 Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding
To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident or LTVP+ Holder
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme
SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

What Industry Experts Say?

“The quality of electricity supplies is an important factor in the socio-economic development of any area. Approximately 75% of all customer hours lost are owing to faults on the distribution networks, and customers rightly expect a high level of security for their supply. Although this can be achieved by good distribution network design using proven equipment, it is also essential to provide suitable protection schemes and relay settings to ensure that faults are quickly disconnected to minimise outage times and improve the continuity of supplies to customers.” - Dr Juan M Gers, CEng (ECUK), Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks, 3rd Edition, 2011

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (PGCert EEE) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

  • EEE6001 Power Systems Analysis and Control
  • EEE6002 Power Electronic Conversion
  • EEE6003 Electrification for Transportation and Built Environment
  • EEE6004 Power Systems Fault Analysis and Protection
  • EEE6005 Power Quality and Reliability
  • EEE6006 Smart Grids and Cyber Security
  • EEE6007 Analysis and Design of Electrical Machine Systems
  • EEE6008 Condition Monitoring in Power Engineering
  • EEE6109 Design for Sustainability in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • EEE6110 Professional Practices in Electrical Engineering

Each module carries 6 ECTS credits which are stackable for graduate qualification of PGCert EEE. Candidates who pass any of the above 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (PGCert EEE) by SIT. All the above modules are subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore. Eligible individual may enjoy up to a maximum of 5 subsidised modules.

The above modules have been renamed from EPE60XX to EEE60XX for modules starting from Sep 2019. There is otherwise no change in stackability towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (PGCert EEE)

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@NYP, 172A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, S567739
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 30 Aug 2022 (Tue) to
04 Dec 2022 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.

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