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


  • 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 MEngTech qualifications.

Continuing Professional Development

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


Lesson Class Timings
(Tuesdays, 7pm to 10pm)
Lesson 1 3 Sep 2019
Lesson 2 10 Sep 2019
Lesson 3 17 Sep 2019
Lesson 4 24 Sep 2019
Lesson 5 1 Oct 2019
Lesson 6 8 Oct 2019
Recess Week 15 Oct 2019
Lesson 7 22 Oct 2019
Lesson 8 29 Oct 2019
Lesson 9 5 Nov 2019
Lesson 10 12 Nov 2019
Lesson 11 19 Nov 2019
Lesson 12 26 Nov 2019


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

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?

“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.

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

Key Info

Venue SIT@NYP Building 172 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, 567739
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 03 Sep 2019 (Tue) to
10 Dec 2019 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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