Course detail

Electrical Engineering Tutorial

FEKT-BPC-ELSAAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course will enable graduates of secondary schools to understand the basics of electrical engineering and gain practical skills in implementing simple laboratory experiments.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course student will be able to:
- Describe the properties of ideal and real circuit elements
- Involve simple tasks according to the specified schema
- Measure and discuss electric parameters in stationary circuits
- Define terms such as phasor, impedance
- Describe and explain the concepts of active, reactive and apparent power, power factor, efficiency.
- Apply circuit simulator for solving simple circuits,
- Analyze simple stationary circuits,
- Discuss the properties of magnetic materials ,
- Explain the basic principles of digital instruments and identify their parts,
- Calculate the behavior of simple RLC circuits during the transition,
- Calculate simple magnetic circuit.


The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required. In the range of the used mathematical tools students should be able to: - editing mathematical expressions; - calculate the solution of simple linear equations ; - apply the basics of matrix calculus; - calculate the derivative, definite and indefinite integrals of simple linear functions of one variable and basic trigonometric functions.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DĚDKOVÁ, J.; STEINBAUER, M.; KALÁB, P. Elektrotechnický seminář. Brno: CERM Brno, 2009. s. 1-100. ISBN: 978-80-214-3841- 5. (CS)
BRANČÍK, L. Elektrotechnika 1. VUT v Brně: VUT v Brně, 2004. s. 1 ( s.) (CS)
SEDLÁČEK, J., VALSA, J. ELEKTROTECHNIKA II. Brno: VUT Brno , FEKT, 2004. s. 1 ( s.)ISBN: 80-214-2573- 3. (CS)
KALÁB, P.; STEINBAUER, M.; VESELÝ, M. Bezpečnost v elektrotechnice. Brno: Ing. Zdeněk Novotný, CSc, Ondráčkova 105, 628 00 Brno, 2009. s. 1-68. ISBN: 978-80-214-3952- 8. (CS)
BASTIAN, P. a kol. Praktická elektrotechnika. Europa-Sobotáles, Praha 2004 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Form of teaching is combined - every lesson starts with lecture and is completed by numerical and/or laboratory practice. Course is taking advantage of eLearning (Moodle).

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To obtain the examination is necessary to measure and evaluate the required number of labs and develop a specified number of computational examples.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Administrative. Connecting of measuring devices. Introduction to electrical engineering
2) The generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy. Three-phase system.
3) Ideal and real RLC circuit elements. Basic circuit laws. Resistance, current, voltage and power measurement.
4) Stationary steady state: a method of progressive simplification, voltage and current dividers, real power source.
5) Time variables: basic characteristics, harmonic analysis, spectrum.
6) Harmonic steady state: a symbolic analysis method for linear circuits, circuit laws in symbolic form, impedance, admittance.
7) Harmonic steady state: a method of progressive simplification, efficiency and power factor, phasor diagrams.
8) Harmonic steady state: laboratory course.
9) Simulation of electrical circuits. MicroCap.
10) Properties of passive linear circuits of order 1. and 2. Frequency filters, resonant circuits.
11) Transients in linear circuits of order 1. and 2. Classic method of solving.
12) Introduction to digital technology: basic concepts, converters A/D and D/A, digital measuring instruments
13) Magnetic circuits: basic parameters, the fundamental laws, magnetic circuits with permanent magnets, transformers, magnetic circuits solution.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basis of electrical engineering and to acquire basic principles of practical experimental realizations.

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

Attendance at laboratory classes is mandatory. Properly excused absences can be substituted, usually in the last week of the semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's

    specialization AUDB-ZVUK , any year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
    specialization AUDB-ZVUK , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

  • Programme BPC-BTB Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer