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ZUG4029 – High voltage Engineering

Undergraduate – Module

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Business, Engineering and Technology


South Africa
On-campus block of classes

  • Semester 1, 2021 (Mainstream Programme)
  • Semester 1, 2022 (Extended Programme)

8 credits, NQF Level 8


The module covers the basics of conduction and breakdown processes in gases, liquids and solids, the generation of HV test voltages (and high testing currents), HV measurement techniques, insulation assessment and design considerations for HV equipment. It applies numerical field simulation methods.


On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:

1Explain conduction and breakdown processes in gases, liquids and solids
2Describe the generation of high voltage test signals
3HV measurement techniques.
4Apply insulation assessment methods
5Apply numerical field simulation methods


Coursework assessment: 30%
Examination: 70 %

Workload requirements

The module prepares the student for real-world application of electrical power to rotating machines. There will be a combination of lectures that include interactive elements, tutorials, laboratory practicals and Moodle, for sharing learning aids, to help students test their own knowledge through informal quizzes, and to administer short formal tests. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorial work, assignment, class tests and final examination.

Chief examiner(s)





Power Systems



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