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Distributed Electrical Systems (Manufacturing/Electrical Technology Module)

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12 Weeks


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



To provide the learner with specialised knowledge of the efficiency and electrical integration of electrical equipment and plant in a manufacturing facility. 

Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to:

  1. Specify the requirements for the construction, electrical connection and operation of distributed electrical systems.
  2. Discuss the intregration of microgeneration sources onto the grid.
  3. Efficiently manage loads on networks.
  4. Economically integrate differing generator sets.
  5. Assess and specify battery storage systems needs.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course pages.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. 

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What modules will I study?

  • Distributed Electrical Systems
  • Busbar systems
  • Distribution panels
  • Switchgear: Leakage-current and earth-fault protection systems
  • Power Flow Methods
  • Symmetrical components and faults
  • Unsymmetrical faults
  • Distributed Generation: Integration of microgeneration sources
  • Generator Sets
  • Wind Turbines
  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Electrical Load Management
  • Load balancing
  • Utility tariff structures
  • Max Demand
  • Voltage Control Models
  • Integrated Systems
  • Demand variation and generator scheduling
  • Energy Storage Systems

More Information


12 weeks, 3 hours per week from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

This programme may be offered again in the 2022-2023 academic year. This will be confirmed in early Summer 2022

What will the time committment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module. 


Participants not registered on the Degree may request an LIT Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered on the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award. 

NOTE: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for the credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7). 

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Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures