Course detail

Electrical Installations

FEKT-MEICAcad. year: 2016/2017

The main idea of the course is to introduce the students to the procedures of designing and realizing safe, harmless electrical installation in civic utility buildings. The course is oriented towards developing the students‘ practical skills.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to perform the following tasks:
- describe distribution networks in the Czech Republic,
- define the conditions of electricity supply in the Czech Republic,
- determine the method for realizing electrical installation in a civic amenities building,
- specify the technique of protecting the power line against overcurrent,
- determine the method of protection against electric shock,
- define the risk of damage by lightning,
- select a lightning protection system,
- select a system of protective measures against an electromagnetic pulse,
- specify a method for the realization of fire-safe electrical installation.


Students wishing to enroll in the course are expected to be capable of applying Kirchhoff’s and Ohm’s laws, and they should be able to analyze the circuits in a three-phase system.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures , seminars and practical laboratory exercises. The course uses eLearning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The only component subject to assessment consists in the final project, where the applicable classification range is 0 – 100 points (classified examination).

Course curriculum

1. Concepts of lv electrical installation
2. Electrical connections, inlet structures
3. Distribution frames behind electricity meter
4. Dimensioning and protection of power lines
5. Smart (intelligent) wiring
6. Protection against electric shock
7. Electrical installation in special structures
8. Electrical installation designs
9. Real projects
10. Fire resistant electrical installation
11. Lightning protection: persons and buildings
12. Protecting electrical and electronic systems against electromagnetic effects of lightning
13. Revisions and real examples from practice

Work placements

Not applicable.


The course has been set up to teach the methods of using up-to-date elements and systems to design electrical installation in tenement or utility buildings according to international standards and Czech regulations in force. The students will be provided with an overview of the currently applied materials, conductors, apparatuses, and electrical fittings.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The students’ participation in laboratory-based instruction is compulsory. Any absence that has been duly communicated to the teacher can be compensated by temporarily joining another study group within the course.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

KADLEC, R.; STEINBAUER, M. Elektrické instalace (MEIC). 2015. (CS)
Soubor norem ČSN 33 2000-1 až 7,ČNI (CS)
ČSN 33 2130 ed. 3 Elektrické instalace nízkého napětí - Vnitřní elektrické rozvody (CS)

Recommended reading

KŘÍŽ, Michal. Praktické pomůcky a tabulky pro elektrotechniky. 2., aktualiz. a dopl. vyd. Praha: IN-EL, 2013, 60 s. Elektro (IN-EL). ISBN 978-80-86230-92-4. (CS)
DVOŘÁČEK, Karel. Elektrické instalace v dřevostavbách a provozech pro zpracování dřeva. 1. vyd. Praha: IN-EL, 2013, 67 s. Elektro (IN-EL). ISBN 978-80-86230-93-1. (CS)
Elektro v praxi 1. díl: Právní předpisy, základní normy, silnoproud. Olomouc: Solid, 2014. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M Master's

    branch M-TIT , 1. year of study, summer semester, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-TIT , 1. year of study, summer semester, optional interdisciplinary
    branch M1-KAM , 1. year of study, summer semester, optional interdisciplinary
    branch M1-EVM , 1. year of study, summer semester, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-M Master's

    branch M-EVM , 2. year of study, summer semester, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, optional interdisciplinary

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Fundamental principles of electrical installation of buildings. Standards and regulations.
Assessment of the general characteristics of wiring systems and exterior influences.
Line connection. Calculation of the current rating of conductors. Voltage drop.
Distribution circuit and consumption electrical equipments
Final circuits of lamps, socket outlets and another current using equipment.
Protection against overcurrents.
Protection against electric shock.
Projection of the electrical installations and creation of the installation documents.
Lighting protection. Earthing arrangements.
Overvoltage protection of electronic equipments.
Electrical installations in/on combustible materials and in hollow walls.
Electrical installations in the dangerous locations.
Electrical installations by European Installation Bus standard.

Laboratory exercise

20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Wiring systems for electrical installations of buildings.
Conductors and cables for electrical installations of buildings.
Clamps, bars, terminals. Connecting of conductors.
Low-voltage switchgears, circuit breakers and residual current circuit breakers.
Earth electrodes. Earthing resistance.

The other activities

10 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Project of the electrical installation of the building by own draft.