Course detail

Electrical Engineering and Electronics

FSI-CELAcad. year: 2020/2021

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

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.

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 course is completed by credit and exam.
To gain the credit, the conditions and requirements prescribed at the tutorial beginning must be met, i.e. compulsory attendance in laboratory, exercise preparation, all protocols processed and submitted in time and accepted by the teacher. At the beginning of the exercise, the teacher can check the readiness of the students for exercise. Furthermore, it is necessary to obtain at least half the number of points from the control tests. A maximum of 20 points that are part of the overall classification can be obtained from the control tests.
The exam is realized by a written test consisting of a theoretical part and a part with examples. The student can get up to 80 points from the exam.
Evaluation of the test result is given by the ECTS grading scale.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

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.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

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.

Recommended reading

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 .


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
    branch B-SSZ , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
    branch B-STG , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
    branch B-EPP , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
    branch B-PRP , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, basic elements, solutions of DC circuits - basic circuit layout, basic elements, solutions of DC circuits
2. AC circuits, transient phenomena - alternating quantities, passive elements in AC circuits, alternating circuit solutions, transient phenomena, three-phase quantities
3. Semiconductor devices - semiconductors, diodes, transistors, thyristors
4. Power electronics - rectifiers, converters, switched power supplies
5. Magnetic circuits, transformers - magnetic materials, basic magnetic quantities, transformers
6. Rotating electrical machines, AC machines, synchronous machines
7. Asynchronous machines - principle of function, properties, speed control, reversing, braking
8. DC machines - principle of function, properties, speed control
9. Special electric machines - electronically commutated motors, single-phase asynchronous motors, universal motors, stepper motors, reluctance motors, linear motors
10. Electric drives - structure of drives, loading characteristics, properties, efficiency, warming, calculation of equivalent drive parameters
11. Electric drives - drive control, modern electric drive
12. Electrical devices, electrical installations - elements of electrical installation, protection, switching, safety
13. Sensors with electrical output - types of sensors, AD conversion, properties of measuring elements (sensors and inputs)

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Tutorials (two lectures once a week)

1. Introduction, administration affairs, safety at work.
2. Distribution of electrical energy
3. DC circuits and electronic elements.
4. AC electrical circuits.
5. Examples - circuit
6. Electronic circuits.
7. Three-phase transformer.
8. Asynchronous machine.
9. Asynchronous motor with frequency converter.
10. DC motor.
11. Examples - drives
12.Synchronous machine.
13.Application of contactors in practical terms, credit