Teaching Modules

Electrical Engineering 1 

The Electrical Engineering 1 course is designed specifically for first semester students and focuses on the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering. The basic principles of direct current technology are introduced, as well as the concepts of electrostatic field, electric flow field, and steady-state magnetic field. Students develop the ability to calculate basic electrical circuits and create equivalent circuits.

Electrical Engineering 2

The Electrical Engineering 2 course covers advanced topics that focus primarily on the alternating current principle and thus on the time-varying electromagnetic field. Students deepen their knowledge from Electrical Engineering 1 through an in-depth examination of complex AC calculus as well as energy and power calculations in the context of AC. Emphasis is also placed on symmetrical three-phase systems, with students learning to analyze and understand both power and energy under symmetrical loads.

Electric power generation and distribution 1/ Electric grids

This course covers fundamental aspects of electrical power generation and distribution. Students learn to calculate power transmission systems and grids and to become familiar with grid protection and control technology. An important focus is on normalization using grid-related data (per-unit system). In addition, topics such as symmetrical short-circuit currents, symmetrical components, the treatment of unbalances and neutral point treatment are also addressed in the laboratory practical course accompanying the module in order to give students a better insight into practical applications.

Electric power generation and distribution 2

The course Electrical Power Generation and Distribution 2 complements the previous module with advanced topics on grid stability. Topics such as grid repercussions and the effects of short-circuit currents are covered in greater depth. Emphasis is also placed on the various operating resources and their construction, e.g. understanding the thermal load capacity of cables, overhead lines and transformers as well as the construction of switchgear. In addition, students learn about high-voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) as well as the grid connection conditions for wind power and photovoltaic systems.

Decentralized Energy Systems 

The module Decentralized Energy Systems focuses on the students' intensive exploration of the structure and functioning of these modern energy supply models. Not only working machines of CHP are dealt with, but also questions of reliability and availability of electrical energy supply systems are discussed. In addition, students gain fundamental insights into the German energy market and the power exchange as well as into the structures of centralized and decentralized energy supply systems.

Electrical Energy Storages and Fuel Cells 

The lecture Electrical Energy Storages and Fuel Cells covers the physical fundamentals of the different storage technologies such as accumulators, double layer capacitors, pumped storage and superconducting magnetic energy storage. Students learn to classify storage systems according to their performance and energy storage capacity. They also gain insights into application examples and the optimal design and dimensioning of various storage systems. Another important topic is the technology of fuel cell systems, the design and classification of selected types of which are covered and which are also dealt with in the laboratory practical course accompanying the module.

Smart Grids

The Smart Grids module is offered as part of the Master's program and focuses on the new technology of smart grids. Students deal with energy management systems and learn system control and system services, especially system monitoring and critical situation identification. The course also addresses the improvement of transmission characteristics of electric transmission networks and the use of FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems).