ECTS - Power Transmission Line Engineering

Power Transmission Line Engineering (EE551) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Power Transmission Line Engineering EE551 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to teach how to plan, design and construct power transmission lines
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe transmission line planning methods and criteria.
  • Describe lightning protection methods
  • Describe safety earthing, operational earthing, lightning protection earthing and relevant rules.
  • Describe the effect of wind, ice and other loads on mechanical design of the overhead line system
  • Select proper conductors for given cases
  • Describe and compare insulator types
  • Describe the mechanism and effect of conductor vibrations and relevant measures.
  • Describe and compare overhead line support types
  • Describe how foundations are designed with regard to soil conditions.
  • Calculate sag and tension of conductors, find clearances
  • Select a route for a given case considering environmental impact, visual impact and land use
  • Describe construction of overhead lines and conductor stringing
Course Content Transmission line planning, overhead lines as system components, lightning protection, earthing, mechanical design, selection of conductors, insulators, overhead line fittings, conductor vibrations, foundations, sag and tension calculations, route selection, construction.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Transmission line planning: Methods, criteria, selection of voltage levels, conductors, line configuration Review lecture notes
2 Overhead lines as system components: Stability, loss, reliability, effects of magnetic Review lecture notes
3 Lightning protection: Lightning mechanism, frequency and intensity of lightning strokes, shielding by earth wires, surge arresters Review lecture notes
4 Earthing: Safety earthing, operational earthing, lightning protection earthing, earthing resistance calculation, practical rules Review lecture notes
5 Mechanical design of the overhead line system, wind and ice loads, relevant standards, loads at construction, operation and maintenance Review lecture notes
6 Insulators: Ceramic insulators, composite insulators, insulators sets, pollution behavior, insulator tests Review lecture notes
7 Overhead line fittings, Conductor vibrations Review lecture notes
8 Foundations: Types of foundations, soil characteristics and investigation Review lecture notes
9 Sag and tension calculations: Catenary curve, different levels, concentrated loads, forces and sags in a tensioning section, clearances Review lecture notes
10 Route selection: Environmental impact, visual impact, land use, survey on site, detailed line design Review lecture notes
11 Construction: Foundations, earthing, supports, insulators, conductor stringing Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture Review lecture notes
12 Construction: Practical aspects Review lecture notes


Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 8 112
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 112