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 2021

Course unit titleEnergy Systems
Course unit code074742056201
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2021
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Name of lecturer(s)Andreas NENNING

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Module "Electrical Engineering", Semester 1 to 4

Course content
  • Energy Industry Overview: Demand for electrical/general energy, generation of electrical energy, energy trading/exchange, tariff systems
  • Power Plants Overview: Thermal power plants, hydroelectric power plants, nuclear power plants, alternative power generation (PV, wind, geothermal, tidal, etc.)
  • Control in the grid: turbine control, active power frequency control, voltage and reactive power control
Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students will be able to explain technical, ecological, economic aspects of electrical power supply systems, explain safety aspects of electrical power supply systems, outline the structure of electrical power supply systems as well as name and assign possible components and explain their significance as well as interrelationships from a technical and economic point of view.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, case studies

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and / or oral examination, final examination



Recommended or required reading
  • Dipak K. Sarkar: Thermal Power Plant, Design and Operation (Elsevier, 2016)
  • H. Wagner: Introduction to Hydro Energy Systems (Springer, 2011)
  • L. Van der Sluis, P. Schavemaker: Electrical Power System Essentials (Wiley, 2008)
  • B. M. Weedy [et al.]: Electric Power Systems (5th Ed., Wiley, 2012)
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face to face

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