Course detail

Special Electrical Engineering

FSI-QE1Acad. year: 2017/2018

The course of Special Electrotechnics makes students familiar with basic electric and electronic systems of motor vehicle:. The source system – accumulators, rotation sources, regulation, parallel course. Starting and ignition systems of combustion and compression ignition engines, electronic injection systems, lighting systems, signalling and security devices. Electric and electronic systems of active and passive safety. Systems for transfer of power and information, electromagnetic compatibility, telecommunication and navigation systems of motor vehicles.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course of Special Electrotechnics enables students to get basic theoretical knowledge of electric and electronic systems of motor vehicles and their most important components and to acquire practical skills in servicing and diagnostics of simple faults of the systems.


Fundamentals of Dynamics Mechanisms, Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Construction , Fundamentals of Measurement Non-Electric Quantities, Fundamentals of Theory Electric Machines and Apparatuses, Principles of Data Processing and Transfer.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for granting a course-unit credit: attendance at exercises, active participation, working out laboratory protocols on measuring. Exam: The exam verifies the acquired knowledge, including practical skills. The exam is combined with written and oral parts.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course of Special Electrotechnics is to make students familiar with the current status of electric and electronic equipment of motor vehicles. The task of the course is to learn of the above stated problems in such a way so that students are able to apply the above stated equipment and its components in their profession and to be acquainted with the wide market offer of the products.

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

The controlled education includes exercises. Exercises are required. The attendance at exercises is recorded and the level of knowledge is tested by assignments. Students are required to compensate missed lessons with another group of students or – in exceptional cases – by working out an assignment regarding a relevant topic. A teacher evaluates the quality of the assignment.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Electric network of a vehicle.
2. Alternators with permanent magnets and DC excitation.
3. Alternators with DC excitation.
4. Lead accumulators.
5. Car starters. Starting facilitating means.
6. Lighting systems of motor vehicles.
7. Ignition and systems of engines.
8. Ignition systems of engines.
9. Non-electric quantities sensors and actuators in transport technology.
11.Systems of passive safety.
12.Systems of active safety and passage comfort.
13.Multiplex distribution systems, electromagnetic compatibility.

labs and studios

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The following six exercises are held once in two weeks, the exercise takes two lessons.
1. Introduction into laboratory exercises, safety regulations.
2. Measuring using a lead accumulator, maintenance, charging.
3. Measuring of characteristics of an alternator for motor vehicles.
4. Measuring of characteristics of an alternator with regulator.
5. Measuring of characteristics of a timer.
6. Verification of starter characteristics
The following exercise takes one lesson.
7. Presentation of submit works, credit.