Course detail

Design of Power and Data Networks

FEKT-MPA-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 mainly focused 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.

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Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge at a Bachelor's degree level 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. It usually consists of "a, b, c" test via eLearning.

The points ratio (Pc, Lab, Ex) is specified by the teacher 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 and training in profesional basics 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 information pack will be concluded with a case study of the implementation of the residential building type and economic analysis of the designer’s work.
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

Electrical Wiring Residential, 17th Edition, Mullin/Simmons, ISBN10: 1-4354-9826-7, ISBN13: 978-1-4354-9826-6 (EN)
Steinbauer M. & kol.; Safety in electrical engineering, presentatiion: (EN)
Linsey T., Basic electrical instalation work, Newnes. (EN)
Company catalogs: OEZ, Astrasw, DEHN, Saltek (EN)
Fencl, Elektrický rozvod a rozvodná zařízení, 2009 (EN)
Garlík, B., Od chytrých sítí po chytré budovy, města a dopravu v prostředí umělé inteligence, 2020 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

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

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


General introduction into design, specific features of electrical engineering design, requirements for independent design.
Legislature for design, norms and regulations, work safety and the classification of competencies for workers in electrical engineering.
Terms for design, project, project documentation, lay-out documentation, Categorizing influences of environment, categories of areas.
Assessment specifications, budgets, appreciating work and material, calculations, calculation formulas.
Connecting and interconnecting materials, conductors, wiring cables, wiring, dimensioning conductors, industrially materials used.
Electrical insulation materials in low voltage networks, design of low voltage switchboards, grounding, lightning conductors, protective interconnections.
Electronic security systems and electronic fire alarm systems, back-up power supplies, emergency lighting systems.
Construction materials for high and very high voltage, wiring constructions, design of loose wiring, cable wiring.
Design of co-generation units, connecting conditions of power distribution plants, dimensioning of main connections and the choice of circuit breakers.
Design of large complexes of electrical power systems, a general approach to an electric power system, energy-related, economic and ecological balance, other influences upon the environs.
Design of hydroelectric, wind and solar power plants and other alternative electric power sources.
Modern systems for design, computer-aided design, CAD, CAM, CAE systems, present design trends.
The tasks of a developer in the future in the sphere of electric power systems, general view of electrical power problems in the present and in the future.

Exercise in computer lab

27 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Assignment of an electrical installation project.
Elaborating a project documentation.
Elaborating a project documentation.
Elaborating assessment specification and works appreciation.
Elaborating assessment specification and materials appreciation.
Electrical wiring design.
Short circuit current calculations and conductor dimensioning.
Assignment of a switchboard project.
An independent switchboard project.
An independent switchboard project.

Laboratory exercise

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Lighting installation.
Drawer instalittion.
Connection of induction motor.
Systeme of intelligent electro-installations, installation and programing.