Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor Electrical Engineering Dual
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Winter Semester 2020

Course unit titleElectrical Power Systems
Course unit code07475723
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2020
Teaching hours per week3
Year of study2020
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated4
Name of lecturer(s)Alexander ROCKS

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of Energy Technology and Power Electronics

Course content
  • Basics and terms as defined and used in standards:
    • Low / high voltage
    • Generation and measurement of high voltage
    • Disruptive discharge mechanisms
    • Properties of insulation matters
    • Partial-discharge measurement, tan-delta measurement
    • Operating resources (generators / motors, transformers, rails, cables, switching means, converters etc.)
      • Structure/function
      • Characteristic figures/properties
      • Dimensioning
      • Verification and testing
      • Maintenance
  • Structural shapes of switching systems
  • Remote control systems and switchboards
Learning outcomes

If this course has been passed students are able

  • to describe basic problems caused by the use of high voltages and to explain possible solutions
  • to describe basic problems caused by the use of high currents and to explain possible solutions
  • to describe how common electrical components of electrical energy systems work and how they are dimensioned - to design switching systems
  • to explain the typical design of electrical power systems and how they are controlled
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Lecture
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Exkursion (optional)
Assessment methods and criteria

Written, comprehensive examination, final assessment



Recommended or required reading
  • Hering, Ekbert; Alois Vogt; Klaus Bressler (1999): Handbuch Der elektrischen Anlagen und Maschinen. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
  • Kahle, Manfred (1989): Elektrische Isoliertechnik. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)


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