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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

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

Registration Closed.


  • 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:


Lesson Class Timings
(Tuesdays, 7pm to 10pm)
Lesson 1 8 Sep 2020
Lesson 2 15 Sep 2020
Lesson 3 22 Sep 2020
Lesson 4 29 Sep 2020
Lesson 5 6 Oct 2020
Lesson 6 13 Oct 2020
Lesson 7 27 Oct 2020
Lesson 8 3 Nov 2020
Lesson 9 10 Nov 2020
Lesson 10 17 Nov 2020
Lesson 11 24 Nov 2020
Lesson 12 1 Dec 2020
Exam Week 13 & 14


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $3,447.54 $1,034.26 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,447.54 $1,034.26 $389.86
Non-Singaporeans $3,447.54 Not Eligible 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
  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

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

This is a Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported course. If you are an NTUC member, you can enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP. Terms and conditions apply.

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 Power Engineering (EPE)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) 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 
  • EEE6009 Energy Resources, Market and Economics 
  • EEE6010 Professional Practices in Power Engineering

Each module carries 6 ECTS credits which are stackable for graduate qualification of PGCert EPE. 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 Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) 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 Power Engineering

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@NYP Building 172 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, 567739
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 08 Sep 2020 (Tue) to
15 Dec 2020 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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