This module aims to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and competency in power systems fault analysis and in the design and operation of protective schemes/devices for the protection of electrical equipment and personnel. The theories on fault calculation methods and principles of power system protection taught in the lecture will be complemented by hands-on practice using industrial standard computer-aided engineering software such as the Electrical Transient and Analysis Program (ETAP). Techniques on the design of protection and coordination schemes based on different design criteria and industry standards are emphasised in this module.

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;
  • Railway electrical power supply and propulsion professionals;
  • Electrical and electronic engineering professionals;
  • Researchers and educators in electrical engineering and urban sustainability related areas


Fundamental knowledge in electrical engineering acquired through BEng or advanced diploma course.

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the module
  • Undertake the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper will earn 6 ECTS credits, which are stackable for Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering

Continuing Professional Development

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


Week Class Timings
(Tuesdays, 7pm to 10pm)
Other Activities
Non-Contact Hours
1 4 Sep 2018 Practical Assignment 1
2 11 Sep 2018
3 18 Sep 2018
4 25 Sep 2018
5 2 Oct 2018 Practical Assignment 2
6 9 Oct 2018
7 Recess Week
8 23 Oct 2018
9 30 Oct 2018
10 6 Nov 2018 Practical Assignment 3
11 13 Nov 2018
12 20 Nov 2018
13 27 Nov 2018
14 - 15 Date TBC Exam Paper


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$3,399.39 $1,019.82 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,399.39 $1,019.82 $384.42
Non-Singaporeans $3,399.39 Not Eligible Not Eligible
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture 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, 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

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.


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.


What Industry Experts Say?

Extract from preface of an official reference book for this module:
“Protective relays and devices have been developed over 100 years ago to provide “last line” of defense for the electrical systems. They are intended to quickly identify a fault and isolate it so the balance of the system continue to run under normal conditions. The selection and applications of protective relays and their associated schemes shall achieve reliability, security, speed and properly coordinated. Meanwhile, protective devices have also gone through significant advancements from the electromechanical devices to the multifunctional, numerical devices of present day. As the protected components of the electrical systems have changed in size, configuration and their critical roles in the power system supply, some protection aspects need to be revisited (i.e. the use of protection systems to reduce arc flash energy in distribution systems).” – Rasheek Rifaat, P.Eng, IEEE Life Fellow, IEEE Southern Alberta Section

PES/IAS Joint Chapter Technical Seminar, November 2016

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:

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.

Key Info

Venue SIT@NYP Building 172 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, 567739
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 04 Sep 2018 (Tue) to
27 Nov 2018 (Tue)

You May Also Like