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

Electrical Power Systems

Degree programme Bachelor Electrical Engineering Dual
Subject area Engineering Technology
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2023
Course unit title Electrical Power Systems
Course unit code 074742056203
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory optional
Teaching hours per week 3
Year of study 2023
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4
Name of lecturer(s) Alexander ROCKS
Requirements and Prerequisites

Module "Electrical Engineering", Semester 1 to 4

Course content

Basics and definitions from regulations and standards:

  • Low voltage/high voltage
  • Generation/measurement of high voltage
  • Breakthrough mechanisms
  • Properties of the insulating materials
  • TE measurement tan δ measurement

Equipment (generators/motors, transformers, rails, cables, wires, switchgear, converters, arresters, etc.):

  • Structure/function
  • Characteristics/Properties
  • Dimensioning
  • Tests
  • Maintenance

Types of switchgear
Telecontrol system and control room

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students will be able to name and explain basic problems that arise from the use of high voltage, as well as remedial measures. Students will be able to name and explain basic problems that arise from both handling of high currents, as well as remedial measures, explain and dimension a mode of operation of equipment in electrical power engineering. Students will be able to design and dimension switchgear, explain the typical structure of systems and their control mechanisms.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, case studies, field trip

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, final examination


Recommended or required reading
  • Kämpfer Stefan, Kopatsch Gerald: Switchgear Manual. Cornelsen Verlag (1. Oktober 2012).
  • Andreas Küchler: High Voltage Engineering: Fundamentals - Technology - Applications. Springer Vieweg; Auflage: 5th ed. 2018 (30. Mai 2017
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face to face