Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Explain electrical quantities and units.
• Describe the basic laws of electrical engineering.
• Read electrical or electronic circuit diagrams.
• Calculate currents, voltages and resistances in electrical circuits.
• Explain the difference between direct current, alternating current and three-phase current.
• Describe the operation of electrical systems and machines.
• Distinguish between electrical protective measures.
• Explain electronic components.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Introduction and basic terms
• Basic laws of electrical engineering
• Sources of voltage and current
• Basic circuits
• Electric field and capacitor
• Magnetic field and coil
• Circuit technology
• Alternating current and three-phase current technology
• Electrical installations and machines
• Protective measures
• Fundamentals of electronic components

recommended or required reading

• Hagmann (2006): Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, 12. Aufl., AULA-Verlag Graz
• Bieneck (2005): Elektro T, Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Lehrbuch: Informations- und Arbeitsbuch für Schüler und Studenten der elektrotechnischen Berufe, Holland & Josenhans Stuttgart
• Orlowski (2008): Praktische Regeltechnik: Anwendungsorientierte Einführung für Maschinenbauer und Elektrotechniker, 7. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Stiller (2006): Grundlagen der Mess- und Regelungstechnik, Shaker Verlag München

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam, presentation

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name of lecturer(s)

Michael Petke, BSc, MA

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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work placement(s)

not applicable