MKEP/MEEP 1543 Overview

MKEP1543 Perdana JB/Pesisir KL

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School/Faculty: Electrical Engineering/Engineering
Program name:Masters of Engineering (Electrical Power)
Course code:MKEP 1543
Course name:Advanced High Voltage Technology
Credit hours:3
Pre/co requisite:Nil
Course synopsis:This course introduces students to a number of advanced topics in high voltage technology. Emphasis will be on the detailed application of electric field analysis, partial discharge measurements, insulation coordination design, ZnO surge arrester application, and GIS condition monitoring. In addition, the course covers application of optical techniques in high voltage environment and application of pulsed power technologies. At the end of the course student should be able to critically design an insulation coordination for a given substation, as well as to apply application software (QuickField) to analyse and solve high voltage problems.
Course coordinatorProf. Dr. Zulkurnain Abdul Malek
P06-101 (UTM JB)

Mapping of the Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) to the Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO), Teaching & Learning (T&L) methods and Assessment methods:

No.Course_Learning_Outcomes (CLO)PLO (Code) Taxon./
Generic Skills
T&L methodsAssessment methods
CLO1Evaluate the electric field analysis, partial discharge measurements, insulation coordination and ZnO arrester designs, and GIS monitoring.PLO1
C5Lecture, active learningT, F
CLO2Design sub-station’s insulation coordination and lightning protection arresters.PLO2 (CG)C6Lecture, active learningT, F
CLO3Plan selected analytical methods and simulations to perform electric and magnetic field studiesPLO3 (DS)C6Project-based learningPRR, Pr
CLO4Communicate, and express knowledge and ideas effectively in oral and written presentations.PLO5
CS3Project-based learningPRR, Pr

Details on Innovative T&L practices:

Active learningConducted through in-class activities
Project-based learningConducted through design assignments. Students in a group of 2 are given 1 design project that require solutions involving the design calculations and verification using QuickField. Compliance to the design specifications need to be given in the form of written reports.

Weekly Schedule:

Week 1Chapter 1. Electric Field Analysis
Numerical analysis of electrical field, Finite difference technique, Finite element technique, introduction to Quickfield, Advances in electrical field analysis
2cont. (Assignment Starts)
3Chapter 2. Partial Discharge Measurement
Partial discharge degradation mechanism, Basic partial discharge measurements, Advances in PD analysis and studies, Partial discharge modelling
5Chapter 3. Insulation Coordination Design
Overvoltages in power systems, Insulation coordination design for transmission networks, Introduction to CDEGS
7cont. (TEST 1 Chps 1&2)
8Mid-Semester Break
9Chapter 4. Surge Arrester Design
Basic properties of zinc oxide material, Degradation, ageing and life estimation of zinc oxide surge arresters, Test procedures for the characterisation of zinc oxide arrester, Zinc oxide surge arrester design
10cont. (Assignment Submitted and Presented)
11Chapter 5. GIS Monitoring
Ionisation phenomena in SF6, Breakdown mechanisms in SF6, Diagnostic techniques for GIS
12cont. (TEST 2 Chps 3&4)
13Chapter 6. Optics for High Voltage
Fundamental optical principles, Optical equipment and systems, Optical applications for HV environment
14Chapter 7. Pulsed Power and Its Applications
Fundamental pulsed power principles, Pulsers and technologies, Pulsed power applications

Transferable skills (generic skills learned in course of study which can be useful and utilised in other settings):

  • Team working
  • Written communication

Student learning time (SLT) details:

Assessment Samples

Sample Test 1

Sample Test 2

Sample Final Exam Paper

Special requirement to deliver the course (e.g: software, nursery, computer lab, simulation room):

  • Access to computers with QuickField

Learning resources:

Main references

  • Advances in High Voltage Engineering. Edited by A. Haddad and D.F. Warne. (2004), The Institution of Electrical Engineers.
  • IEC 60071 (Parts 1 to 3) Insulation Coordination

Additional references

  • Electrical Insulation in Power Systems. N.H. Malik, A.A. Al-Arainy, M.I. Qureshi (1997). CRC Press.
  • High Voltage Engineering, M.S. Naidu and V. Kamaraju (2004), McGraw-Hill
  • High Voltage Engineering: Theory and Practice, M. Khalifa (1990), Marcel Dekker
  • High Voltage Engineering: Fundamentals. E. Kuffel, W.S. Zaengl and J. Kuffel (2000). Newnes-Elsevier.


Academic honesty and plagiarism:

Assignments are individual tasks and NOT group activities (UNLESS EXPLICITLY INDICATED AS GROUP ACTIVITIES)
Copying of work (texts, simulation results etc.) from other students/groups or from other sources is not allowed. Brief quotations are allowed and then only if indicated as such. Existing texts should be reformulated with your own words used to explain what you have read. It is not acceptable to retype existing texts and just acknowledge the source as a reference. Be warned: students who submit copied work will obtain a mark of zero for the assignment and disciplinary steps may be taken by the Faculty. It is also unacceptable to do somebody else’s work, to lend your work to them or to make your work available to them to copy.


All teaching and learning materials associated with this course are for personal use only. The materials are intended for educational purposes only. Reproduction of the materials in any form for any purposes other than what it is intended for is prohibited.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied herein, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.