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Department of Electrical Engineering

M.Sc./P.G. Diploma Course in Electrical Installations

The Department of Electrical Engineering proposes to commence a postgraduate course leading to M.Sc./P.G. Diploma in Electrical Installations in October each year, with the first course scheduled for October 2005. Initially, only a very limited number of places will be available to proceed to the MSc degree based primarily on the performance at the end of first year examination. Details of the course [subject to alteration] is given below:

The advertisement and application forms are available on the Internet.

1 : Eligibility Requirements

2 : Curriculum and Scheme of Evaluation

3 : Syllabi of Course Units

4a: Performance Criteria for Postgraduate Diploma (P.G.Dip.)

4b: Additional Performance Criteria for Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.)

5 : Awards

6 : Resource Persons


Document 1: Eligibility Requirements

1.1  The degree of the Bachelor of the Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa in a relevant field of specialization; the relevancy of the field to be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate of University of Moratuwa.

OR

1.2  Any other Engineering degree of at least four years duration, in a relevant field of specialization, from a recognized university; the recognition of the university, the acceptability of the course, and the relevancy of the field to be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate of University of Moratuwa.

OR

1.3  Any other Science degree (usually with Mathematics or Physics as a subject) of at least four years duration from a recognized university, AND a minimum of one year of appropriate experience in a relevant field after obtaining such degree; the recognition of the university, the acceptability of the course, and the relevancy of the experience to be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate of University of Moratuwa.

OR

1.4  Any other Science degree (usually with Mathematics or Physics as a subject) of at least three years duration from a recognized university, AND a minimum of two years of appropriate experience in a relevant field after obtaining such degree; the recognition of the university, the acceptability of the course, and the relevancy of the experience to be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate of University of Moratuwa.

OR

1.5  At least the Associate Membership (satisfying the educational requirements for Corporate Membership or similar graduate membership) of a recognised professional engineering institute in a relevant field AND a minimum of one year of appropriate experience after obtaining such membership; the acceptability of the Associate Membership status of the candidate, the recognition of the institute and the relevancy of the field for this purpose shall be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate of University of Moratuwa.


Document 2: Curriculum and Scheme of Evaluation

Curriculum of Postgraduate Course
CodeCourse UnitCredits1 Evaluation2(%)
Final ExamAssignments
EE 5110

Design Aspects of Electrical Installations

260204020
EE 5111

Protective Measures in Electrical Installations

260204020
EE 5112

Electrical Installations for Commercial Buildings

160204020
EE 5113

Electrical Machines, Equipment and Material Selection

260204020
EE 5114

Lighting Design

260204020
EE 5115

Safety and Earthing Design

260204020
EE 5116

Lightning Protection

260204020
EE 5117

Electromagnetic Compatibility and Power Quality

260204020
EE 5118

Building Management Systems

260204020
EE 5119

Preparation of Tender Documents and Testing Procedures

260204020
EE 5120

Maintenance and Trouble-shooting of Electrical Installations

160204020
EE 5121

Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Fire Safety

160204020
EE 5122

Electrical Infrastructure Arrangements

160204020
EE 5199

Minor Project (compulsory unless unit EE5099 is taken instead)

660204020
EE 5037

Power Quality

2 60204020
EE 5053

Energy Efficiency, Demand Management and Conservation

2 60204020
EE 5057

Energy and the environment

1 60204020
EE 5081

Operations Research

2 60204020
EE 5086

Project Management

260204020
EE 5087

Human Resource Management

2 60204020
EE 5093 Transformer Loading and its Economics 1 60204020
EE 5098

Seminar

2 -100
EE 5099

Project (alternate to unit EE5199 available for PG Diploma only)

1060204020
EE 6099

Dissertation (compulsory for MSc)

30100-
1 1 credit corresponds to 14 hours of lectures or equivalent
2 The mean value in the evaluation scheme is the default value. It can be changed by the Lecturer/Examiner concerned, within the specified range, by announcement to the students at the commencement of the course unit.

Document 3: Syllabi of Course Units

3.1 EE 5110 - Design Aspects of Electrical Installations (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to identify the main steps in the design of a small electrical installation. To be able to  assess the general characteristics of an electrical installation and to be able to select cables in accordance with the standards and wiring regulations.

Outline Syllabus: Structure of the wiring regulations. Fundamental requirements for Safety. Assessment of general characteristics of an electrical installation. Demand calculation and diversity. Design criteria of electrical installations. Standards and Regulations. Installation circuit arrangements. Sizing and Selection of cables Systems. Isolation and switching. 

3.2 EE 5111 - Protective Measures in Electrical Installations (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to identify the protective measures against electric shock and overcurrents necessary to prevent injury to humans and livestock and damage to equipment in small electrical installations.  To be able to select and position the protective devices in keeping with the wiring regulations.

Outline Syllabus: Protection against electric shock: Protective measures against direct and indirect contact, earthing arrangements, protective conductors, determination of earth fault currents. Protection against thermal effects. Protection against overcurrent: Overloads, fault currents. Characteristics of Protective devices. Co-ordination of protective devices and conductors. Adiabatic equation. Selection and positioning of protective devices.

3.3 EE 5112 - Electrical Installations for Commercial Buildings (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to identify and apply additional requirements of Electrical Installations in Commercial buildings.

Outline Syllabus: Types of buildings, Architectural plans, grid numbering system, Different services, Different types of cables and methods of laying, bending, jointing, glanding, termination and earthing of cables, Cable risers and their pulling methodology, Busbar risers and busbar trunking system, , Distribution boards, Capacitor bank selection, installation and switching

3.4 EE 5113 - Electrical Machines, Equipment and Material Selection (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to select materials, and select and erect electrical machines and equipment in compliance with the relevant standards and wiring regulations so as to ensure safety in operation.

Outline Syllabus: Electrical Machine characteristics, Application and selection procedure, Commonly used machine drives, Selection of LV Switchgear, Contactors, Motor starters, Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), CTs, PTs, Surge arresters, Insulators, Enclosures, Bus bars and Bus ducts

3.5 EE 5114 - Lighting Design (1 credit):

Learning Objectives: To be able to carry out a lighting design for an electrical installation.

Outline Syllabus: Basic Theory and Definitions Principles and Applications of Light Sources, Illuminance, Glare, Brightness balance, Colour, Lumen method for Interior and Exterior Lighting, Candela Calculation for Street Lighting, Point by point method, Design of Lighting System, Hardware for Visual System, Modelling and Costing, Quality Aspects, Specification and Standards used in Lighting.

3.6 EE 5115 -Safety and Earthing Design (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to design a grounding system for electrical installations considering  safety issues and constraints placed.

Outline Syllabus: Safety issues in electrical installations. Earthing systems. Commonly used grounding arrangements and their resistance calculations.  Impulse impedance of grounding systems.  Equipotential bonding.  Safety ground. Step and touch potentials.  Measurement of Earth resistance and resistivity profile.  Principles of design of substation grounding.

3.7 EE 5116 - Lightning Protection (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to apply lightning protection principles in the protection of electrical installations.

Outline Syllabus: Introduction to lightning. Lightning parameters. Effects of lightning and protection principles. Lightning protection of equipment, installations and high rise buildings. Earthing for lightning protection. Standards and specifications related to lightning protection.  

3.8 EE 5117 - Electromagnetic Compatibility and Power Quality (2 credits) [alternative unit to 5037]:

Learning Objectives: To be able to estimate and mitigate the effects of electromagnetic interference in electrical installations. To be able to quantify and mitigate power quality issues in electrical installations.

Outline Syllabus: Sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). EMI types, EMI prediction, EMI measurement, EMI reduction techniques, modeling of EMI, Standards and specifications related to EMI, Electromagnetic compatibility simulation.
Classification of power quality disturbances and introduction to their origin and effects. Long term voltage variations, Voltage unbalance and unbalance factor, Voltage sags, CBEMA curve (ITIC), Voltage fluctuations and lamp flicker, Transients due to capacitor switching, Harmonics and their effects, Harmonic standards, Power quality monitoring.

3.9 EE 5118 - Building Management Systems (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to manage the resources of commercial buildings.

Outline Syllabus: Building information systems, monitoring and security systems, integration of resources, communication Networks.

3.10 EE 5119 - Preparation of Tender Documents and Testing Procedures (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to prepare tender documents in keeping with technical specifications.  To be able to specify and carry out inspection and testing procedures with relation to the specifications.

Outline Syllabus: Relationship between a "Construction project" and a "Contract" , Parties involved in the contract and their obligations, Duties of Engineer and Engineer's representative, Contractor's responsibilities and appointment of sub contractors, Types and selection of contracts, Standard forms of contract, Preparation of Tender documents, Scope of work, Preamble, Specification & drawings, bills of quantities, payments and variations to the contract, claims, arbitration, engagement of labour, taxation, Tender evaluation and selection, Contact awarding Procedures. Testing and commissioning of Electrical installation, Preparation of Test Certificate and report.

3.11 EE 5120 - Maintenance and Trouble-shooting of Electrical Installations (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to maintain electrical installations in good condition. To be able to trouble-shoot problems in electrical installations.

Outline Syllabus: Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of voltage regulators, battery banks, chargers, emergency lighting system; domestic appliances, cables, switchgear, electric motors and frequency converters.

3.12 EE 5121 - Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Fire Safety (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To be able to provide air conditioning and adequate ventilation in commercial buildings.  To be able to provide adequate safety measures against fire especially caused by electrical hazards.

Outline Syllabus: Principles of air-conditioning and Ventilation, cooling load calculation, major components of air-conditioning & ventilation systems, handling of refrigerants, air ducts, air distribution and ventilation, fan, AHU, FCU and pump, motor starter and controllers, maintenance, servicing, testing and commissioning of various types of air-conditioning and ventilation systems, Fire theory; fire services automatic sprinkler alarm system; fire hydrant/hose heel systems; pre-action sprinkler system; drencher and water spray systems, automatic & manual alarm system.

3.13 EE 5122 - Electrical Infrastructure (1 credit):

Learning Objectives: To be able to design, select and implement electrical infrastructure requirements in electrical installations.

Outline Syllabus: Assessing electrical infrastructure requirements: Electricity requirements, communication requirements, lift installation requirements, ventilation and air conditioning requirements. Sizing and selection of supply including transformer requirements, standby requirements and power conditioning requirements.  

3.14 EE 5199 - Minor Project (6 credits) [compulsory unless unit EE5099 is taken instead] :

Learning Objectives: To allow students to apply skills gained in the course to a related minor project. To gain the ability to learn and apply new ideas as needed to meet the minor project goals.

Outline Syllabus: The student is expected to work individually to develop a given minor project in a given time period. All students must make a written and verbal presentation at the completion of the course unit.

3.15 EE 5037 - Power Quality (2 credits) [alternative unit to EE5117]:

Learning Objectives: To be able to identify the causes of Power Quality problems and their impact, the monitoring and analysis strategies and the methods available to mitigate the problems.

Outline Syllabus: Introduction to power quality, Classification of power quality disturbances and introduction to their origin and effects, Distribution system network topologies and network component modeling, Linear and non linear load modeling, Long term voltage variations, Voltage unbalance and unbalance factor, Voltage sags, CBEMA curve (ITIC), Voltage fluctuations and lamp flicker, Transient due to capacitor switching, Harmonics and their effects, Harmonic standards, Power quality monitoring.

3.16 EE 5053 - Energy Efficiency, Demand Management and Conservation (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To

Outline Syllabus: Supply-side efficiency issues; power system loss optimization; efficiency issues in oil exploration and refining. Demand-side efficiency issues; efficiency/efficacy of typical end-use devices such as motors, lighting devices, air conditioning systems, transportation, boilers, furnaces, conventional and improved stoves; scope for improvement; recent development world-wide and in Sri Lanka. Energy auditing; energy systems in typical industrial and commercial buildings; how to conduct an energy audit; measurements and instrumentation; worked example of a preliminary energy audit in an industry; project identification and financial evaluation

3.17 EE 5057 - Energy and the Environment (1 credit):

Learning Objectives:To acquire an understanding of the the scope of current issues related to energy and the environment through the environmental consequences of energy generation for the present and the future

Outline Syllabus: Environmental impacts of energy systems; supply-side and demand-side impacts; mitigatory measures; environmental economics; analysis of environmental attributes an decision-making; environmental regulations in Sri Lanka, standards for contaminants and other guidelines

3.18 EE 5081 - Operations Research (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To enable graduates to play an effective role in providing decision support to managers.

Outline Syllabus: Linear and dynamic programming, Sensitivity analysis, Network analysis, Integer programming.

3.19 EE 5086 - Project Management (1 credit):

Learning Objectives: To provide the necessary exposure to the application of the project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.

Outline Syllabus: Definition of Project Management and relationship to other management disciplines. Project Appraisal: Financial, technical, environmental etc. Project Management Context: Project phases and project life cycle, project strategy development, project stake holders.  Organizational and socio-economic influence, key management skills, project initiation and modeling, project management process, project procurement management and project scheduling. Project cost estimation and control, project quality management, project risk management, project assessment and stakeholder marketing and case studies.

3.20 EE5087 - Human Resource Management (1 credit):

Learning Objectives: To be able to

Outline Syllabus: Human resources planning, Job Analysis and Job design, Recruitment & Selection, Training & Development, Managing Performance, Reward Management, Human Resource Information Systems, Strategic Human resource management, Managing Labour Relations.

3.21 EE5093 - Transformer Loading and its Economics (1 credit):

Learning Objectives: To be able to apply the factors affecting transformer loading and be able to select a transformer for the electrical installation in an economic manner.

Outline Syllabus: Selection of a distribution transformer rating, Economic evaluation, calculation criteria, capitalisation of losses, Harmonic effects on Transformers and Harmonic effect calculations, Calculation of Transformer De-rating factors, Case Studies and Design considerations for New Transformer Specification.

3.22 EE5098 - Seminar (2 credits):

Learning Objectives: To enhance communication abilities in students - critical reading, verbal communication and presentations skills. To develop the ability of students to do unsupervised work at graduate level.

Outline Syllabus: Critical reading of technical literature and summarising contents. Verbal communications and writing skill development. Adapting the speech and the written material for the intended audience. Making Seminar type presentations as a tool for interpersonal communication, projects presentation, public speaking, and report writing.

3.23 EE 5099 - Project (10 credits) [alternate to module EE5199 available for the PG Diploma only]

Learning Objectives: To allow students to apply skills gained in the course to a related project. To gain the ability to learn and apply new ideas as needed to meet project goals.

Outline Syllabus: The student is expected to work individually to develop a given project at a greater depth than in EE5199 and may be allowed to be done in lieu of courses in special cases. They shall be carried out for a period of not less than three months, on a part time basis (or equivalent period full time) under the supervision of a senior staff member. All students must make a written and verbal presentation at the completion of the module.

3.24 EE 6099 - Dissertation (30 credits)

Learning Objectives: To allow students to apply skills gained in the course to a multidisciplinary project. To develop specific skills in project definition, planning, and scheduling, effective written and oral communication of technical ideas. To incorporate realistic constraints and engineering standards.

Outline Syllabus: The student is expected to work individually on a research dissertation on a topic assigned or agreed by the Department. It is to be carried out for a period of not less than one academic year, on a part time basis (or equivalent period full time) under the supervision of a senior staff member and/or industrial supervisors. The student is expected to develop a complete plan from feasibility study, cost analysis, through electrical design and documentation to the building of a prototype or developing of a model as applicable. All students must make a formal written and verbal presentation to a panel.

Document 4a: Performance Criteria for Postgraduate Diploma

4a.1 Title of the Award : Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Installations

4a.2 Participation in Academic Program:

  1. The candidate is required to have attended at least 80% in lectures, tutorial classes, seminars and other components.
  2. Undertake an individual project, as assigned by the Department, on a specific subject area.
4a.3 Criteria for a Pass in the Postgraduate Examination
  1. A candidate is deemed to have passed the Postgraduate Examination if the candidate has:

  2. (a) successfully completed the required course units, including compulsories, totalling 32 credits, AND
    (b) successfully completed the prescribed seminars, AND
    (c) successfully completed all the prescribed assignments, laboratory work, AND
    (d) successfully completed the prescribed project.
    Note: In order to be considered successful, the candidate must earn at least 50% of the overall marks assigned to each course unit. Where a course unit consists of more than one component (written examination, seminars, laboratory work, assignments etc) the pass mark for each component is 40%.

  3. If the candidate is unsuccessful in any of the parts 1.(a) through 1.(d), he/she may be re-examined. Normally only one re-examination will be allowed and this shall be at the next holding of the examinations or assessments. No postponement shall be allowed without approval from the Senate.
  4. Classes will not be awarded.
4a.4 Credit Rating: A credit is defined as one hour of Lectures per week for the duration of one Semester which will usually be of 14 weeks duration. A Credit will also be equivalent to about 2 hours of assignments per week.

4a.5 Grading of Marks: Performance of the candidate in each course unit shall be graded based on the following benchmarks:

GradeBenchmarkGrade PointDescription
  A+>= 85%4.2 
A 75% - 84%4.0Excellent
  A-70% - 74%3.7 
  B+65% - 69%3.3 
B 60% - 64%3.0Good
  B-55% - 59%2.7 
  C+50% - 54%2.3Pass
C 50% - 54%2.0Pass (Repeat Candidate)
I   Incomplete
F   Fail

A candidate who is re-examined and successfully completes a course unit shall receive the grade C.

4a.6 Release of Result of Written Examination: Performance of a candidate at the written examination shall be released after the Board of Examiners meeting, subject to confirmation of the Senate, unless the Board of Examiners recommends withholding of the results for specific reasons.

4a.7 Criteria for the Award of the Postgraduate Diploma:

  1. Passed the Postgraduate Examination as specified in clause 4a.3
    AND
  2. Not desirous of proceeding to the Master's dissertation as indicated in writing to the head of department
    OR
    not eligible to proceed to the Master's dissertation as indicated in writing by the head of department
    OR
    Unsuccessful in the completion of the Master's dissertation under the prescribed conditions.

4a.8 Date of Award: The effective date of the Postgraduate Diploma shall be the first day of the following month after the successful completion of all of the following components of the postgraduate examination:

  1. written examinations
  2. seminars
  3. assignments and laboratory work
  4. prescribed project

Document 4b: Additional Performance Criteria for Master of Science Degree

4b.1 Title of the Award : Master of Science - Specialisation Electrical Installations

4b.2 Participation in Academic Program:

  1. Passed the postgraduate examination as specified in clause 4a.3 but has not been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma
  2. Undertake an individual research dissertation, as assigned by the Department, on a specific subject area, for a period of not less than one year duration on a part time basis or equivalent.
4b.3 Criteria for a Pass in the Dissertation:
  1. The candidate will be graded in the M. Sc. Research dissertation directly on a letter Grade.  The benchmark performance given in clause 4a.5 may be used for guidance.
  2. A candidate is deemed to have passed the M. Sc. Research dissertation, if the candidate earns at least the Grade C. 
  3. If the candidate is unsuccessful in M. Sc. Research dissertation, he/she may be re-examined. Normally only one re-examination will be allowed, usually after a minimum of three months but not exceeding 12 months after the initial examination/assessment. No postponement shall be allowed without approval from the Senate.

4b.4 Criteria for the Award of the M.Sc. Degree:

  1. Passed the Postgraduate Examination as specified in clause 4a.3
    AND
  2. Successfully completed any additional prescribed seminars and assignments

  3. AND
  4. Successfully completed the research dissertation assigned to the candidate.

4b.5 Date of Award: The effective date of the MSc degree shall be the first day of the following month after the successful completion of all of the following components:

  1. Postgraduate Examination as specified in clause 4a.3
  2. Research dissertation
  3. Submission of final bound copies of dissertation (after corrections if any).


Document 5: Awards

An Award is sought to be donated for the MSc Graduand specialising in Electrical Installations who has obtained the highest weighted average of not less than 70%, calculated based on 80% of postgraduate examination average and 20% of dissertation grade, and completes the M Sc degree in the minimum time.


Document 6: Resource Persons

Course Co-ordinator: Prof. Rohan Lucas

Head of Department: Dr. H Y Ranjit Perera

Lecturers:

Department of Electrical Engineering:
  1. Prof. Rohan Lucas (Senior Professor)
  2. Prof. Priyantha Wijayatunga (Professor)
  3. Prof. Ranjit Perera (Professor)
  4. Dr. J.P. Karunadasa (Senior Lecturer Gr. I)
  5. Dr. Nishantha Nanayakkara (Senior Lecturer Gr. II)
  6. Dr. Lanka Udawatte (Senior Lecturer Gr. II)
  7. Mr. Asanka Rodrigo, BSc Eng, MSc (Temporary Lecturer)

University of Moratuwa:

  1. Dr. Francis de Silva, (formerly of Department of Mathematics)
  2. Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Visiting Staff

  1. Prof. H. Sriyananda, BScEng(Ceylon), MSc(Salford), Phd(Wales)
    Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka
  2. Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya, BScEng (Moratuwa), PhD (Cambridge)
    Independent Consultant/Former Chief Engineer, Generation Planning, CEB
  3. Dr. Lalith Wickramaratne, BscEng(Mor), PhD
    Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, University of Ruhuna
  4. Mr. W.J.L.S. Fernando, BScEng (Moratuwa), MEng (AIT)
    DGM, Generation Planning, CEB
  5. Mr. Rienzie Fernando, BScEng (Moratuwa), CEng, MIESL
    Independent Consultant
  6. Mr. Jayasiri Karunanayake, BScEng (Ceylon), CEng, MIESL
    Independent Consultant
  7. Mr. Anurudha Tilakaratne, BscEng(Mor),
    Electrical Engineer
  8. Mr. Buddhika Samarasekara, BScEng(Mor),
    Electrical Engineer
  9. Mr Bemal Jayawardena, BScEng(Mor),
    Electrical Engineer
  10. Mr. S. Dias
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Sri Jayawardenapura

JRL/07 June 2005