Energy & Sustainability Management FT
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Principles of Electrical Engineering

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Reproduce and explain definitions of current and voltage, electric and magnetic field as well as Ohm's law and electromagnetic induction
• Describe quantum mechanical processes of charge transport in electric semiconduc-tors qualitatively and apply them to the photoelectric effect
• Read plans and data sheets of electric power engineering
• Understand basic principles of control systems and interpret the parameters of direct,
alternating and three-phase current
• Describe the function and operating behavior of electrical machines
• Set up electrical circuits in the laboratory, operate measuring equipment and visual-ize measurement results
• Question and analyze the technical interrelationships of an extensively described and
delimited task in the field of electrical engineering and reproduce a solution with a given structure

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Kirchhoff's laws
• Basic quantities of alternating current and three-phase current
• Reactive, active and apparent power
• Applications of semiconductors in metrology, digital technology and power electronics
• Description of electrical machines, motors and generators by pointer diagrams
• Asynchronous and synchronous machines
• Properties and structures of control loops
• Definition of current and voltage
• Electric and magnetic field
• Theory of electrical conduction in doped electrical semiconductors
• Photoelectric effect
• Practical experimental setups in the laboratory

The module is made up of 67% exercises. This form of teaching takes place in small groups.

recommended or required reading

• Tkotz, K., 2018. Fachkunde Elektrotechnik. 31. Auflage. Haan: Europa-Lehrmittel
• Hagmann, G., 2019. Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik. 18. Auflage. Wiebelsheim: AULA-Verlag

assessment methods and criteria

Written Exam

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number of ECTS credits allocated


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning and exercises

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Christian Huber

year of study


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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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