Course detail

Automobile Electric and Electronic Systems

FEKT-BAEBAcad. year: 2018/2019

Review of automobile equipments. Electric power sources, alternators, starters. Ignition systems, electric light and signalization. Distributoriess electronic ignition. Safety systems. Navigation systems. Environment compatibility.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Written and oral examination verifies that the student is able to:

First Explain and justify the basic technical requirements for electrical equipment for motor vehicles and ECE regulations.

Second Clarify the role of species and sources of electrical energy in the vehicle.

3rd Explain the importance of the starting system and ignition in connection with environmental requirements for the operation of vehicles.

4th Stress the importance of electronic systems (ABS, ESP) for safety vehicles.

5th Analyze the impact of electrical and electronic equipment on the environment (noise suppression and methods).


Are required: - Basic knowledge of mathematics, theoretical physics and electrical engineering, - Basic knowledge of function and design of the main types of electrical machines, - Basic knowledge of internal combustion engines.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Koziej E.: Elektrotechnika samochodowa WNT Warszawa, 1991
Moczala H.: Elektrische Kleinmotoren. Expert Verlag, Berlin, 1987
Veinott M.: Fractional and Subfractional Horse-power
Electrical Motors. Mc Graw-Hill Book Company, 1986
Lumley J.L.: Engines an Introduction. Cambridge University Press, 1999
Firemní literatura fy BOSCH
Tom Denton: Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford 2003, Tom Denton: Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford 2003, Denton, T.:

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for successful completion of the course:

- Completion of laboratory exercises and tests - 40 points

- Written and oral exam: 60 points

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1 Automotive Electrical Systems
2 Electrical Systems
3 Batteries
4 Charging Systems
5 Starting Systems
6 Ignition Systems
7 Engine Management
8 Lighting
9 Auxiliaries
10 Chassis Electrical Systems
11 Comfort and Safety
12 Electric Vehicles
13 Development Trends in Electric Vehicles


To acquaint students with a general review of automobile electrical machines and apparatuses and special parts(alternators, starters, batteries and ignition).

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

Laboratory is compulsory, missed hours can be replaced, after consultation with the teacher,
probably in the credit week.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-B Bachelor's

    branch B-SEE , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer