Course detail

Design of Power and Data Networks

FEKT-XPC-PSDAcad. year: 2023/2024

The goal of the course is to introduce issues concerning the design of data and power distribution systems according to current standards to students, the general concepts related to the design with a focus on project development, budget planning, familiarization with drawings creation and computer-aided design.
The course is focused also on the system "smart" installations and electrical installations in smart buildings, programming of control systems, including the visualization.
In this course, the emphasis is placed primarily on laboratory and computer exercises in which students are introduced to modern software and hardware equipment, and where they test and work with modern and current technologies in practice. In particular, students test the integration and recovery of several types of system electrical installations in practice, including an operational installation run test.
Current information can always be found under the subject’s bookmark or under e-Learning, or will be presented within class.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge at a electrical engineering is required. Furthermore, a basic knowledge of working with CAD programs is needed, ie. drawing of 2D images and diagrams, working with layers and objects, etc.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Marking of the subject is based on three mandatory components.

- Evaluation of an individual project carried out in the computer labs, and (if needed) completed outside of the classroom.
- Assessment of laboratory exercises where the student complies with assigned tasks. Until the teacher determines otherwise, no protocols are needed to finish the task, etc.
- Evaluation of Final exam test.

The points ratio (Pc, Lab, Ex) is specified by the guarantor at the beginning of the semester. It is usually (40, 20, 40).

Lectures on the subject are optional. The attendance of the lectures presented by expert is recorded, and will be included in overall evaluation of the course and might influence the total point score.
Computer exercise is optional. Drawing up an individual project is mandatory.
Laboratory exercises and completion of all laboratory tasks are mandatory.


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the general aspects of designing, to provide basic information on the designers’ requirements, both professional and legislative and regulatory, to familiarize students with the creation and conditions of project documentation, to explain the basic principles of power socket, lighting circuits and low voltage circuits designing. Furthermore, students will be familiarized with the principles of budgeting and work and materials valuation, the principle of function of system electrical installations and the features of smart building, including security and fire protection distributions. Last but not least, students will be familiarized with the principle of protection against surges and lightning strikes.
The study outcome is not a complete electric installation project of a building. After completing the course, student will probably not be able to draw up a design independently but should be able to answer the following questions:

- What are the general and legislative requirements for a designer?
- What is the hierarchy of legislation in the Czech Republic?
- What is the standard, technical regulation, the harmonized standard? How do they differ from each other?
- What is the project documentation and which requirements does it have to meet?
- What is the content of the technical report and what is its structure?
- What is the energy balance of the building?
- What are the basic principles of determining dimensions and power circuits’ protection?
- What are the basic principles of power circuits designing?
- What are the basic principles of structured cabling designing and similar data circuits?
- What is a system electrical installation and what principle does it work in?
- What is a smart building?
- What is BMS (Building Management System) and BIM (Building Information Modeling)?
- What are the basic principles of over-voltage protection designing and what is an over-voltage protection?
- etc.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Dvořáček, K., Csirik, V.:Projektování elektrických zařízení, Praha IN-EL 1999
Hrádek, Vladimír, Zákon o technických požadavcích na výrobky / Vladimír Hrádek, Oldřich Vobořil, Ostrava : Montanex, 2001, 187 s. ; 21 cm, 80-7225-047-7 (brož.)
Steinbauer M. & kol.; Bezpečnost v elektrotechnice, VUT Brno, 2009,
Burant J.; Blesk a přepětí, systémová řešení ochran, FCC Public, Praha 2006, ISBN 80-86534-10-3
BÁTORA, B., Projektování silových a datových rozvodů - počítačové cvičení, 2017 (CS)
BÁTORA, B., Projektování silových a datových rozvodů - laboratorní cvičení, 2019 (CS)
Norma ČSN 33 2130 ed.3 Elektrické instalace nízkého napětí - Vnitřní elektrické rozvody (CS)
Bastian a kol., Praktická elektrotechnika, 2004 (CS)
Tkots a kol, Příručka pro elektrotechnika, 2006 (CS)
Dvořáček, K., Elektrické instalace v dřevostavbách a v provozech pro zpracování dřeva, 2018 (CS)
Dvořáček, K., Elektrické instalace v bytové a občanské výstavbě, 2019 (CS)
Kříž, M., Dimenzování a jištění elektrických zařízení - tabulky a příklady, 2019 (CS)

Recommended reading

Příručka pro projektování, montáže a revize, SALTEK 2016
Portal TZB-info - sekce elektrotechnika, dostupné z
Gašparovský, D.: Elektrotechnické a telekomunikačné inštalacie, Verlag Dashofer, 2013
Gašparovský, D.: Elektrické rozvody a inštalácie. Bratislava, FEI STU 2001, 287 s. ISBN 802271528X, 9788022715287
POLÁČEK, Dušan; PETRÁSEK, Alen; ČERMÁK, Václav. . Moderní elektroinstalace : elektroinstalační úložné materiály a jejich užití. Ostrava : Montanex, 1998. 207 s. : il. ISBN 80-85780-81-X.
HUDEC, Jaroslav. Přepětí a elektromagnetická kompatibilita. Vyd. 1. Hradec Králové: HAKEL, 1996, 229 s. ISBN 80-902201-0-x.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's

    specialization AUDB-ZVUK , any year of study, summer semester, elective

  • Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BPC-MET Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BPC-SEE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPC-EAK Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction - the organization of the semester
2. General introduction to the designing, design specifics in electrical engineering, requirements for individual designing.
3. Legislation in the designing, standards and regulations, safety and personnel classification in electrical engineering.
4. Design terminology, project, project documentation, drawings and project documentation, technical reports, types of environmental influences, environment categories.
5. Designing of power distribution, energy balance, dimensions and protection, lighting circuits designs, materials used for electrical installations.
6. Low voltage, telecommunication and LAN networks designs, parallel, structured cabling, shielding and interference management. Requirements in terms of electromagnetic compatibility.
7. Bill of quantities, budgets, labor and materials price, calculations, calculation formulas.
8. EZS and EPS distributions, uninterrupted power systems, emergency lighting systems.
9. Protection against lightning and surge protection.
10. Case study of the implementation of a residential house, the economic analysis.
11. Intelligent electrical installations in general, requirements, designing, programming.
12. Smart Buildings, Building Management System (BMS, IBMS), Building Information Modeling (BIM).
13. System electrical installations KNX, Foxtrot, Free@home, etc.

Exercise in computer lab

24 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Computer exercises:
1. Modern designing software (AutoCAD, AstraSW, EPLAN), design methods, technical documentation, software support of designing, project assignment.
2. Basic installation circuits: socket circuits, circuits for fixed loads. Draft layout, installation zones, lighting circuits - design and control layout.
3. The selection of lights and luminaires, lighting systems design - flow method.
4. Cables, cable lines - construction, design and installation, storage systems.
5. Data distribution: computer networks and communication networks, LAN, phone lines. Topology layout, structured cabling systems, security and fire alarm installation (EPS, EZS).
6. Dimensions and Protection: Design of low voltage switchgear and facilities, electrical protection in low voltage systems, circuit breakers, fuses.
7. Internal over-voltage/surge protection, lightning and atmospheric over-voltage protection.
8. Project specification and draft of budget

Laboratory exercise

15 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Laboratory exercises:
9. Classical wiring, connection and control of lighting circuits, use of pulse relays, start-up asynchronous motor.
10. Intelligent electrical installations Free@home. Wiring, programming and "recovery" of intelligent electrical installations.
11. Intelligent electrical installations KNX. Wiring, programming and "recovery" of intelligent electrical installations.
12. Intelligent electrical installations Foxtrot, security systems and more available laboratory tasks.