Course Overview

Modular Certification Course
3+ months
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF Funding
Professional Development Units

PDU (PEB) – Pending approval

This module will provide participants with in-depth knowledge, skills, and competency in the modelling, simulation, and data analysis of electrical power systems.

This is essential for the effective, safe, and stable operation of the modern utility grid with the growing penetration of renewables, distributed energy resources, and power electronic control devices. The module will also focus on transient simulation and analysis of power system networks of transmission lines, cables, circuit breakers, transformers, electrical machines, and power converters.

Solid-state power system stability compensating devices and technologies will also be introduced. The course is delivered in a technology-enabled learning mode using industry-standard electromagnetic transient simulation software such as PSCAD.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers working in the 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

What You Will Learn

Simulation Techniques and Software for Power Systems

  • Nodal analysis in electric circuits
  • Steady-state and transient simulations
  • Electromagnetic Transient Program (EMTP)
  • Transient Analysis Control System (TACS)
  • Visualization

Modelling of Fundamental Power Grid Components

  • Common models in EMTP and ETAP
  • Overhead transmission lines
  • Underground cables
  • Single-phase two and three winding transformers
  • Three-phase transformer
  • Inrush currents

Transient Analysis of Current Breaking and Arcs in Protection Devices

  • Short circuit current breaking
  • Capacitive current breaking Inductive current breaking
  • Transient recovery voltages
  • Mayr and Cassie arc models
  • Current zero skipping

Transient Analysis of Power Electronic Equipment and Controls in Modern Grids

  • HVDC inverter/converter circuits
  • Static VAR compensator
  • Thyristor-controlled inductor
  • PWM self-commutated inverters
  • Static VAR generator
  • Dynamic voltage restorer

Simulation and Analysis of Electrical Machine Dynamics in Power Systems

  • Electrical machine models and parameters
  • Synchronous machines
  • Induction machines
  • Doubly-Fed machines
  • Permanent-magnet machines
  • Mechanical torque loads

Transient Stability Analysis, Control and Enhancement

  • Classic analysis and time-domain analysis
  • Field excitation control
  • Doubly-fed flywheel generator for stability enhancement
  • Line-start and power electronic-controlled starting


Teaching Team

Dhivya Sampath Kumar
Dhivya Sampath Kumar

Assistant Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Course Run Dates Time
January - April 2024 Run  8 January - 14 April 2024 (Every Monday*) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


*Subject to change

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the module; and
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the module; and
  • Undertake and pass credit bearing assessment during the course

Fee Structure

The full fee for this course is S$3,606.88

Category After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$1,082.06
Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$420.25
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$1,082.06
Non-Singapore Citizen S$3,606.88 (No Funding)

Note: All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

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Learning Pathway

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