Level 3, 15 Credits.

Pre-Requisites: CE3001

Outcome Statement

Students will apply knowledge of the New Zealand electricity supply system and methods used to ensure the protection of users and installations.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Outline the principles of New Zealand’s electricity generation, transmission and distribution system. (4 credits)
  2. Identify the legislative and safe working requirements associated with high voltage areas (3 credits).
  3. Outline the principles, installation and testing of earthing and equipotential bonding (4 credits).
  4. Explain the principles, configuration and components of the Multiple Earthed Neutral (MEN), Separated Extra Low Voltage (SELV) and Protective Extra Low Voltage (PELV) systems (4cedits).


Include but not limited to:

  • The NZ national electrical generation, transmission, and distribution system.
  • Star and Delta multiphase connections
  • Working safely in the vicinity of high voltage
  • Earthing and equipotential bonding components, testing and legislation
  • MEN, SELV and PELV systems
  • Grid-tied and Stand-alone power supply safety
  • UPS, Gen-sets and backup battery bank safety
  • The dangers associated with testing alternative energy sources

Note: This course has a pre-requisite of ENCE3001 which includes electrical safety because in this course students may be working on live electrical equipment.