Course detail

Unconvention Conversions

FEKT-MPA-NPEAcad. year: 2021/2022

The subject acquaint students with utilization of diferent kinds of primary energy by less known and perspective technological proceses of their conversion to electrical energy, including alternative sources.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will get survey about perspective and alternative souces of electrical power.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

LAUGHTON, M.A. and WARME, D.F.: Electrical Engineer's Reference Book, Elsevier Science, 2002, ISBN: 9780080523545 (EN)
McCRACKEN, G. STOTT, P.: Fusion: The Energy of the Universe, ISBN: 9780123846563, Academic Press, 2012 , Elsevier Science (EN)
SIEGENTHALER, J.: Heating with Renewable Energy. ISBN: 9781337268684, 2016,Cengage Learning (EN)
SENFT, James R. Ringbom stirling engines. Oxford: University Press, 1993, 189 s. ISBN 0-19-507798-9. (EN)

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. Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Assessment of written and oral part of final exam is directed by FEKT (FEEC) rules.
Minimum points for course-unit credit is 20 points, maximum 30 points.
Minimum points for final written exam is 40 points, maximum 70points.
Minimum total points to obtain a course is 50 points, maximum 100 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to subject
2. Utilization of Solar Energy
3. Utilization of Wind Energy
4. Electrochemical Fuel Elements
5. Thermoelectric Transformation of Energy
6. Thermonuclear Fusion
7. Magnetohydrodynamic Generators -I.
8. Magnetohydrodynamic Generators -II.
9. Ocean and Sea Energy
10. Power to Gas
11. Future of Energy Sources
12. Credit


The aim of subject is attention on physical principles of acquire of electrical energy by unconvention technology.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-EEN Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

14 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer