Course detail

Electrical Engineering and Electronics

FSI-CELAcad. year: 2018/2019

The subject is focused on the principles of electrical and electronic circuits, electrical machines and electrical drives in a scope of a bachelor study at faculties of mechanical engineering. Attention is devoted to the theory of electrical measurements and safety at work. Special attention is laid on laboratories where the students shall apply their theoretical knowledge in practice.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject of electrical engineering and electronics takes up the previous study and deepens and extends the knowledge in the aforementioned field. Emphasis is laid on the practical application of theoretical knowledge in laboratories.


Knowledge in mathematics and physics in a scope of the study at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is expected.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

HAMMER,Miloš. Elektrotechnika a elektronika. Přednášky. 1. vydání. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o. Brno,2006. 134 s. Učební texty Vysokého učení technického v Brně. Fakulta strojního inženýrství. ISBN 80-214-3334-5.
MĚŘIČKA,J; HAMATA,V. ; VOŽENÍLEK,P. Elektrické stroje. 2. vydání. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2001. 311 stran. ISBN 80-01-02109-2.
MICHALÍK,J; BUDAY,J. Elektrické stroje. 1. vydání. Žilina: EDIS –vydavatel´stvo ŽU, 2006, 192 stran. ISBN 80-8070-568-2.
PITTERMANN,M. Elektrické pohony. Základy. 1. vydání. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2008, 100 s.Učební texty ZČU v Plzni. Fakulta elektrotechnická. ISBN 978-80-7043-729-2.
FISCHER, Rolf. Elektrische Maschinen. 14.doplněné a aktualizované vydání. Hanser Fachbuch,Německo, 2009, 417 stran. ISBN 978-3-446-41754-0.
FITZGERALD,A.E; KINGSLEY,CH.; UMANS,S.D. Electric Machinery. 6. vydání. USA: McGraw-Hill, 2003, 703 stran. ISBN 0-07-112193-5.
GURU,B.S; HIZOROGLU,H.R. Electric Machinery and Transformers. 3.vydání. Oxford University Press, 2001,726 stran. ISBN 978-0-19-513890-0.
RAJENDRA PRASAD. Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. Sixth printing (Second Edition). Published by Asoke K. K. Ghosh, PHI Learning Private Limited, New Delhi. 2009. 824 s. ISBN 978-81-203-3928-6 .

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The subject is completed by the credit and the examination. The prescribed requirements with which the students shall be familiarized at the beginning of the semester, i.e. compulsory participation in laboratories, elaborating and well-timed handover of all laboratory reports from all laboratory practices. The student’s active approach in the laboratory practice preparation and during the laboratory practice itself is also included as one criterion. The student’s knowledge may be tested by the lecturer in different ways, for example, in short tests or oral examinations. The lecturer can put the non-active student out of the laboratory, and the student shall be obliged to repeat the laboratory practice in the alternative time. The examination is combined with written and oral parts, includes four thematic areas (electrical and electronic circuits, electrical machines, power electronics and electric drives), and each thematic area is scored, the maximum scoring rate is 25. The maximum scoring is 100. The subject is classified according to the ECTS classification scale.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the subject is to familiarize the students with the principles of the advanced electrical engineering which are necessary for the study of other mechanical engineering disciplines, and mainly to be skill in technical practice.

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

The presence of the students in laboratories shall be checked during the semester and each laboratory report shall be scored. Laboratories are required. In case of regularly apologized student’s absence in the laboratory practice, the student may attend the laboratory practice together with other student team if agreed with the lecturer, or again in case of an apologized absence to participate in the alternative laboratory practice at the end of the semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-VSY , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch B-AIŘ , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch B-SSZ , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch B-STG , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch B-EPP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch B-VSY , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch B-PRP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-MAI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Electrical circuits – Basic quantities and basic laws, electrical circuit classification, electrical circuit elements, methods of DC circuit solutions, AC circuits and three-phase circuits.
2. Electronic circuits – Basic terms in the theory of semiconductors, semiconductor elements, opto-electronic elements.
3. Electronic circuits – Transistor amplifiers, operating amplifiers, generators, stabilisers, converters.
4. Electrical machines – Definitions, classification, main active parts, transformers – definitions, classification, label, single- and three-phase transformer arrangements, principle of transformer operation.
5. Electrical machines (transformers) – No-loaded transformers, loaded transformers, short-circuited transformer, three-phase transformer, parallel operation, efficiency, special transformers.
6. Electrical machines (asynchronous machines) - Definitions, characteristics, design, classification, application, principle of operation, idle operation, short-circuited operation, loaded operation.
7. Electrical machines (asynchronous machines) – Efficiency, asynchronous generators, start, speed control, braking, single-phase asynchronous motor.
8. Electrical machines (DC machines) – Definitions, characteristics, design, classification, application, principle of operation, dynamic operating characteristics
9. Electrical machines (DC machines) – Machines provided with permanent magnets , operating characteristics of DC motors.
10.Electrical machines (synchronous machines) – Definitions, design, basic theory of synchronous smooth-core rotor generator, synchronous salient pole generators, synchronous generators connected to grid, machines provided with permanent magnets , synchronous motor.
11.Electrical machines – Special electrical machines: stepping, linear, commutator motors, machines with electronic commutation.
12.Electrical drives – Definition, block diagrams, mechanical properties, energetic properties, load.
13.Electrical drives – Motor performance design for specific load, introduction into the problems of control drives, modern electric drive.

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Tutorials (two lectures once a week)

1. Introduction, administration affairs, safety at work - instructions.
2. Safety at work – tests, theoretical principles of electrical measurements.
3. DC circuits and electronic elements, AC electrical circuits.
4. AC electrical circuits, DC circuits and electronic elements.
5. Electronic circuits, three-phase transformer.
6. Three-phase transformer, electronic circuits.
7. Asynchronous motor,asynchronous motor with frequency converter.
8. Asynchronous motor with frequency converter, asynchronous motor.
9. DC motor,synchronous machine.
10.Synchronous machine, DC motor.
11.Application of contactors in practical terms, distribution of electrical energy.
12.Distribution of electrical energy, application of contactors in practical terms.