study programme

Electrical Power Engineering

Faculty: FEECAbbreviation: MPA-EENAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0713A060007

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: English

Accreditation: 28.5.2019 - 27.5.2029

Profile of the programme

Academically oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

2 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

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Study aims

The two-year follow-up master's degree program Electrical Power Engineering is focused on the education of engineers with a broad base of knowledge of theory and practical applications in the field of energy, electrical engineering and related economics. The aim of the Power Engineering study program is to offer such a university study, which is focused on the whole field of electricity and which will provide students with basic engineering knowledge and skills related to production, transmission, distribution and use of electricity in the current needs and future development of electricity. Thanks to high-quality theoretical education and a broad universal basis of application-oriented field study, the high adaptability of the graduate to all specific requirements of his future professional practice is ensured.

Graduate profile

The study program Electric Power Engineering enables the graduate to acquire qualified knowledge in the field of production, transmission, distribution and use of electricity and economics within the current needs and future development of electric power engineering. The spectrum of knowledge ranges from theoretical knowledge to practical applications. The graduate is qualified in the field of power engineering and electrical engineering. The graduate is able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in research, development, design and operation of demanding equipment in power engineering, power engineering and heavy current electrical engineering. In all these areas, he is also able to hold higher technical-managerial and managerial positions. The graduate can also continue his / her studies in doctoral study programs.

The graduate will acquire basic engineering knowledge and skills, which he / she will professionally profile, especially in areas related to:
- with the basic problems of electricity transmission,
- the operation of distribution and industrial networks, the nature of the failure conditions of these networks, the way in which they are protected and the standards currently used to assess the reliability of electricity supply, - with the current state and operation of power station equipment, especially at the level of HV and VHV and with the theoretical foundations of dimensioning of distribution equipment and conductors, - with basic mathematical models for the control of interconnected electricity systems, with power flow calculations and voltage regulation, with frequency control and with dispatch control, - with transients in the electricity system, - with the production of electricity in power plants and heating plants, with the operating conditions of synchronous alternators and methods of their protection, with the dimensioning and control of sources for the power plant's own consumption,
- with the theory of basic and special types of electrothermal heating and their technical applications,
- with the basics of lighting technology and basic information on lighting components, with the principles of light measurement, with the evaluation of lighting and with light sources,
- with basic and direct connections and dependencies between problems and topics of a purely technical nature in the field of electricity and between economic aspects of the problem,
- with selected parts of mathematics and physics,
- with the issue of power quality and EMC, diagnostics in the power industry, high voltage technology, the operation of renewable sources and nuclear power plants and more.

Profession characteristics

Thanks to a quality theoretical education and a broad universal basis of application-oriented study of the follow-up master's program in Electrical Power Engineering (MPA-EEN), a high adaptability of the graduate to all specific requirements of his future professional practice is ensured. Graduates will find employment as operational specialists, especially in industry, but also in commercial and other companies, not only focused on electrical engineering and energy. Within all the above technical areas, they are also able to perform higher technical-managerial and managerial functions. The focus of the study program Electrical Power Engineering also enables the direct deployment of graduates in production, operational or service technical practice, as well as in research, development, design and operation of demanding equipment in power engineering, heavy current electrical engineering and industry, or can continue their studies in doctoral studies. program.
Graduates can apply, for example, in the following specific professional positions:
- operational, design and management worker in power plants, heating plants, entities operating electrical networks and production companies focused mainly on machinery and equipment for the electricity industry,
- developer in the field of power engineering and heavy current electrical engineering,
- test technician,
- energy specialist,
- and more.

Study plan creation

Courses are evaluated according to ECTS credits. The credit expresses an approximate weekly student's workload for the course. Credits for a given course are obtained after the prescribed completion, i.e. after awarding a credit, classified credit, or by passing an exam under the conditions of the BUT Rules of Study and Examination, the internal standard of the Rules for Organization of Studies at FEEC and the composition and content individually defined in each course.
In a two-year master study, the student must earn at least 120 credits in the specified credit composition:
74 credits in compulsory courses,
35 credits in compulsory elective (PV) courses,
11 credits in elective courses,

Obligatory courses are usually completed by the student in semesters and years as stated in the curriculum. If a student fails to complete a compulsory course in the prescribed manner, he / she must register it again in the following year of his / her studies.
Compulsory elective courses of profiling fundamentals (PVA) are field-oriented professional courses that profile the student into narrower areas of his / her interests.
Other compulsory (PVB) courses are other professional courses included in the offers of the departments of FEEC BUT. Their goal is to extend students' professional knowledge.
The student chooses to select PV courses in individual semesters so that at the end of his / her bachelor's degree he / she has at least the prescribed minimum of credits in each group of PV courses, while not obtaining the minimum number of credits in one group of PV courses cannot be compensated by exceeding the number of credits obtained in another group of PV courses.
Elective courses extend the general knowledge of students. Courses are chosen by the student himself or herself from a full-faculty offer (FEEC departments) or from the other faculties of VUT (so-called free courses) and can pass them in any year or semester of master study. Elective courses include Physical Education. If a student has not successfully completed an elective course, he / she may or may not write another academic year in the next academic year.
Students must obtain the corresponding electrotechnic qualification at the beginning of their study.

Availability for the disabled

All lecture rooms at the FEEC BUT allow disabled access; students, however, must meet the medical standards to acquire the necessary electrotechnical qualifications. In laboratory classes and practicals, students are required to independently operate measuring instruments and related equipment without endangering human health or damaging property.

What degree programme types may have preceded

The graduates may continue in a doctoral study programme.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
MPA-SVTLighting Technologyen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 14 / L - 12yes
MPA-ELEPower Plant Electrical Equipmenten6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 12 / L - 18 / PR - 9yes
MPA-PRSPower Transmission Networksen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 16 / Cp - 4 / L - 6yes
MPA-DREDifferential Equations in Electrical Engineeringen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / CPP - 131yes
MPA-PSOProbability, Statistics and Operations Researchen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 8 / CPP - 181yes
MPA-PSDDesign of Power and Data Networksen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 27 / L - 123no
MPA-DELDiagnostics in Electricity Industryen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 16 / L - 103no
MPA-TVNHigh Voltages Technologyen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 12 / L - 143yes
MPA-MZELow Power Electrical Sourcesen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 6 / L - 203yes
MPA-NPEUnconvention Conversionsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 12 / L - 143no
MPA-MFYModern Physicsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 134no
MPA-FPLPlasma Physics and Diagnosticsen5Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / Cp - 20 / L - 64no
MPA-KVEQuantum and Laser Electronicsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / L - 134yes
MPA-FPFSolid State Physicsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / L - 134yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
MPA-ELTElectrical Heat Technologyen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 10 / L - 16yes
MPA-ESVSubstations and Linesen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 18 / L - 12 / PR - 9yes
MPA-PRJTransient Phenomenaen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 27 / Cp - 12yes
MPA-OSVLighting Systemsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 10 / L - 12 / PR - 43no
MPA-JELNuclear Power Planten5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 4 / L - 223yes
MPA-PQ1The Power Quality and EMCen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 10 / Cp - 4 / L - 123yes
MPA-BFYBiophysicsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / L - 264no
MPA-MEMElectromagnetic Field Modelingen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 264no
MPA-NANNanotechnologyen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 6 / L - 7 / PR - 134yes
MPA-NDDNon-Destructive Diagnostics and Physics of Dielectricsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / L - 134yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
MPA-MEZDistribution and Industrial Networksen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 6 / Cp - 16 / L - 4no
MPA-RESPower Systems Controlen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 8 / Cp - 18no
MPA-MPNSemestral Projecten3CompulsoryGCrPR - 26no
MPA-PMPAdvanced methods of programming PLCen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / L - 261no
MPA-DJZDiagnostics and Electrical Equipments Protectionsen6Compulsory-optionalExP - 39 / Cp - 4 / L - 221no
MPA-DMEDiagnostics and Testingen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / L - 391no
MPA-ELOElectronic Circuitsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 13 / L - 131yes
MPA-MTENew Technology for Microelectronic Circuitsen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / L - 261no
MPA-TESTheory of Electrical Machinesen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / Cp - 261no
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
MPA-MSNDiploma Thesisen20CompulsoryCrVD - 52no
MPA-EELEconomy of Electrical Power Engineeringen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 7 / Cp - 6no
MPA-ADPA/D and D/A Convertersen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / L - 391no
MPA-EMSElectronic Measurement Systemsen7Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / L - 391no
MPA-UEOEnergy Storage Technologiesen5Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / P - 26 / L - 26 / L - 261yes
MPA-PELIndustrial Electronicsen6Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / L - 261no
MPA-EZPPower engineering of Natural Gasen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 131no
Any year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
MPA-POMAdvanced 3D Modellingen4ElectiveExP - 13 / Cp - 39yes
XPA-CJ1Czech language en6ElectiveExCOZ - 52yes
MPA-NM2Numerical Modeling 2en5ElectiveExP - 13 / Cp - 39no
MPA-OZERenewable Energy Sourcesen5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / L - 26yes
Any year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
MPA-AZEAlternative Energy Sourcesen5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 26yes
XPA-CJ1Czech language en6ElectiveExCOZ - 52yes
MPA-UEOEnergy Storage Technologiesen5ElectiveExP - 26 / P - 26 / L - 26 / L - 26yes
MPA-NM1Numerical Modeling 1en5ElectiveExP - 13 / Cp - 39yes
MPA-PPMProperties and Production of Electrotechnic Materialsen3ElectiveGCrP - 26yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. credits Courses
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