Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Czech Technical University in Prague

CTU in Prague

Topics for Master degree state examinations - Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management

Economy and Management of Power Engineering, Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering

Major topical areas

  1. Marketing Research, Customer Purchase Behaviour (A1M16MAR).
  2. Marketing Mix (A1M16MAR).
  3. Accounting Principles, Assets and liabilities valuation (A1M16FIU).
  4. Assets and liabilities, costs and revenues, profit, financial analysis (A1M16FIU).
  5. Sources of financing, company indebtedness, capital structure optimization (A1M16FIM).
  6. Investment efficiency evaluation techniques, Options, Real options (A1M16FIM).
  7. Capital market, CAPM model, portfolio (A1M16FIM)
  8. Time series analysis, chronological average, trends and extrapolation (A1M16STA)
  9. Point and interval estimates, statistical hypotheses testing (A1M16STA)
  10. Mathematical programming methods and their use in optimization tasks (A1M16OVY).
  11. Sustainable development,  economic and ecologic aspects of production processes in electrotechnical and energy industry (A1M16EKL).
  12. Decision processes: multi criteria decision making, conflict decision-making processes, risk and uncertainty in decision making (A1M16SIR).
  13. Management and marketing concepts (A1M16MAR)
  14. Cluster analysis and its use (A1M01MPE)
  15. Time-homogenous Markov chain, practical use (A1M01MPE)

Minor topical areas for specialization Economy and Management of Power Engineering

  1. Dimensioning of energy systems for electricity, heat and gas (A1M16DES).
  2. Losses in energy systems, their extent, rationalisation and valuation (A1M16DES).
  3. Optimisation of energy components and systems (A1M16MES).
  4. Markets with particular forms of energy, energy prices (A1M16MES).
  5. Subjects in energy markets, regulation of natural monopolies in power sector (A1M16MES).
  6. Economic and system aspects of renewable and secondary energy sources (A1M16EUE, A1M16EKL).
  7. Marginal cost of power production and distribution (A1M16MES)
  8. Power energy balance, energy characteristics, load diagrams (A1M16MEE)
  9. Technical and economical indicators of energy production, machine load dispatching (A1M16MEE)
  10. Concept of electricity-heat cogeneration, pros and cons (A1M13ESZ).
  11. Technical and economical indicators of cogeneration, cost split between electricity and heat (A1M16MEE).
  12. Energy policy of CR, legislation, organisation scheme of energy sector (A1M16RES).
  13. Structure and prognoses of worldwide energy demand in long term perspective (A1M16RES).
  14. Economic evaluation of energy savings, energy audit (A1M16EUE).
  15. Data transmission via energy lines, systems of centralized ripple control (A1M32TSY).

Minor topical areas for specialization Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering

  1. Methods for strategy planning in marketing. The choice of marketing strategies in different situations on the market (A1M16MAR).
  2. Market analysis and segmentation (A1M16MAR).
  3. Management (strategic, tactical and operative) of production and purchase (A1M16MAV).
  4. Standardization in production process (A1M16MAV).
  5. Production process and production typology (manufacture organization criteria) (A1M16MAV).
  6. Quality management system (ISO, sector standards, TQM) (různé přístupy - ISO, odvětvové normy, TQM) (A1M16JAK).
  7. Continual improvement of QMS – tools and methods (A1M16JAK)
  8. Elements of logistics system, supply chain, logistics connections (A1M16LOG)
  9. Active and passive elements in logistics (A1M16LOG)
  10. Project development cycle and project planning (A1M16PMG).
  11. Project management (A1M16PMG).
  12. Process control. Controlling in company management (A1M16CTR).
  13. Convergent controlling concept and managerial tools in controlling application (A1M16CTR).
  14. Methods of in-production control of passive electronics components (A1M13VES).
  15. Assembly in electronics (A1M13VEZ).

Technological systems, Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives, Electrical Power Engineering

Major topical areas

  1. Definition of quality, systems for quality control used in the world, characteristic of ISO 9000:2000, Six Sigma, Poka Yoke, FMEA, QFD, house of quality. Statistical inspection by comparison and by the measurement (A1M13JAS).
  2. Definition of reliability, testing of data normality, techniques of exploratory analysis, intensity of failures, intensity of repairs, cold and warm backup, coefficient of utilization and coefficient of the lost time of equipment, accelerated reliability tests, Arrhenius and Eyring formulas (A1M13JAS).
  3. Environmental risks and environmental auditing of technological processes for electrical engineering. Ecodesign, life cycle analysis (LCA), recycling of different types of electrical products (A1M13EMP).
  4. Substitution of environmentally imperfect materials used in electrical applications, environmental plastic materials, environmental composites. Surface finish of electrical products, protection of products in aggravated climatic conditions (A1M13EMP).
  5. Photovoltaic cells, types, characteristics. Photovoltaic systems, types, characteristics. Optimization of photovoltaic systems (A1M13EZF).
  6. Basic types of accumulators, their properties and characteristics. Charging of different types of accumulators, practical applications of different types of accumulators. Backup of electrical energy, UPS systems (A1M13EZF).
  7. Armature reaction and fundamentals of DC machine commutation. Fundamentals of electric machine general theory. Mathematical model of AC machine. Rotating magnetic field, three-phase winding. Effects of both time and spatial magnetic field harmonics. Operation of synchronous machine on the power network, stability and overrange. Transient processes, short circuit. (A1M14SP2)
  8. Low voltage contacts switching apparatus, basic switching properties and application ability. Semiconductor switching apparatus, basic components of semiconductor switching apparatus, protection and application rules. Basic topologies of three-phase semiconductor switching structures, voltage and current stress of semiconductor elements. Electrical apparatus testing (A1M14SP2)
  9. Realization of an electric drive with variable speed. Methods of speed control for DC motors, induction motors and synchronous motors. Structure of a drive controller. Digital communication between control computers of a drive (A1M14PO2).
  10. Railway vehicle traction resistance, calculation of traction force and traction power. Electric drives of public transport vehicles. Electric drives of DC and AC locomotives (A1M14PO2)
  11. Rectifiers with counter voltage, discontinuous and continuous current, multiphase commutation, three-phase AC-to-AC converters, softstarters, reactive power compensation, converter protection against current overloading and overvoltage (A1M14VE2)
  12. Structure and control principles of recent controlled drive, pulse width modulation methods, rectifiers with pulse width modulation, matrix converters, principles of vector control and direct torque control  (A1M14VE2)
  13. Electrical stations. Electrical powerline protections and automatics. Supplying systems for industry and traction. Unbalanced states solution. Overhead powerline design. (A1M15PRE)
  14. Steady and transient states in ES and significant failure states. Synchronous machine in ES, electrical system operation stability. Negative reverse impacts prediction and mitigation. (A1M15PRE)
  15. Wave events on the powerline. Transient behaviour of transformer windings. Electrical system elements modelling. (A1M15TVN, A1M15PRE)
  16. High voltage testing sources. Measurement of high voltages. Impulse measurements. Electrical strength of insulators. Electrical discharges in power engineering. High voltage tests of electrical devices. (A1M15TVN)
  17. Overvoltage. Overvoltage protections. Insulation coordination. High voltage equipment. Electrostatic precipitators. Diagnosis of high voltage insulation systems. (A1M15TVN)
  18. Topology of power plants diagrams. Information network and sequence automatics in power plants. Operation modes to infinite bus or isolated network. Primary control of power blocks. Power plants network relaying. (A1M15ENY)
  19. Protection and operation modes of distributed generations. Dynamics, models, control and operation modes of steam turbines and hydro turbines, boilers and steam generators and nuclear reactors. Security and control systems of nuclear reactors. Control programs of steam and nuclear power plants. (A1M15ENY)
  20. Steam turbines for classical and nuclear power stations, structures, characteristics, functions. Turbines for hydraulic power stations, characteristics, functions for different heads of water and installed powers. Cogeneration technology (A1M14SSE)
  21. Thermodynamic power cycles, possibility of efficiency increasing. Combined gas -vapour power cycles. Characteristics of auxiliary equipment (hydraulic pumps, valves, hydraulic servomechanisms) (A1M14SSE)
  22. Financing of companies in energy branch. Investment efficiency evaluation techniques in energy branch. Prices and cost in power branch, electricity tariffs (A0M16EKE).
  23. Random variable, distribution function, quantile function, moments. Independence of random variables. Transformation of random variables. Random vector. Central limit theorem. Method of maximum likehood. Tests of hypotheses (A1M01MPS).
  24. Events and probability. Independent events, conditional probability, Bayes' formula. Law of large numbers (A1M01MPS).

Minor topical areas for specialization Technological systems

  1. Processes and systems for electrical production, types of process models and evaluation of their quality (A1M13SVS).
  2. Simulation of static models, analysis and quality evaluation of simulation. Linear and linearized models. Image transmission of one-dimensional and more-dimensional system. Transmission of a decomposed system (A1M13SVS).
  3. Dynamic models of processes, modeling and simulation. Equivalent electric diagrams of mechanical and temperature models. The use of simulation for optimization of dynamic behavior, evaluation of simulation quality (A1M13SVS).
  4. Basic tasks of technological projection. Types of projects, tasks of project management. Phases of a project. Basic tools for feasibility study of a project: SWOT analysis, PEST, 5P (A1M13TPR).
  5. Planning and construction phase of a project. Technical and technological setup of production. Piece list. Documentation of a product, change process. Models for quality control of a product (A1M13TPR).
  6. Management, meaning, steps and structure of a product documentation. Modeling in projecting, standards STEP and EDI. Sources of a project, types, meaning, control. Topic maps and memory maps (A1M13TPR).

Minor special areas for specialization Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives

  1. Electromobiles, hybrid electromobiles and their drive arrangement. Problems of automobile transport power supply (A1M14PO2)
  2. Electrostatic precipitators, welding rectifiers, accumulator chargers, superconductive magnetic energy store, induction heating, cathode protection, power transistor in switching mode, snubber circuits (A1M14VE2)
  3. Computer controlled electric drive and its control computer, system view, modulation methods and their implementation in computer, scalar and vector control, PWM rectifier, transformation of coordinates, motor models – implementation in computer, protection circuits, debugging, tuning , testing, monitoring (A1M14RPO)
  4. Sampled systems, digital signal processing, difference equations, Z-transformation, discrete functions, aliasing and its consequences, per-unit method and quantity normalization, control algorithms software solution, methods for calculation of coefficients of difference equations (A1M14RPO)
  5. Methods and process of simulation of converters, machines, and drives by using programs Pspice and Matlab-Simulink. Circuit-based and dynamic models of converters and drives for high frequencies and their solution (A1M14SOP)
  6. Finite element method and its usage for optimization of the shape of magnetic field in electric machine. Layout procedure for main types of electric machines (A1M14SOP)

Minor special areas for specialization Electrical Power Engineering

  1. Devices for modern objective photometry and colorimetry. Utilisation of optical radiation in practice. Daylight and insolation. Spatial characteristics of lighting. Characteristics of the light field. Control of lighting systems. Dynamic lighting. (A1M115EST)
  2. Heat, temperature, laws of conservation, continuity of mass flow, Fourier law, Fourier Kirchhoff equation. Convective heat transfer, criterial correlations for convective heat transfer coefficient assessment. Radiant heat transfer laws, configuration factors, radiant heat exchange. Thermal comfort of human being, electrical heating and air conditioning of interiors. Heat pumps, heat exchangers, energy saving in heating of buildings. (A1M15EST)
  3. High voltage laboratories. Insulation systems and their properties. Ageing of insulation systems, electrical stress types, break-down and flash-over processes. Diagnostic of electrical rotating and non-rotating machines. Cables diagnostic. Diagnostic of surge arresters and power circuit breakers. Monitoring systems. (A1M15TVN)
  4. Static and economic characteristic of power sources. Static characteristic of load and interconnected systems. Load prediction and load diagrams. Dispatching centre and hierarchical control, smart network. Unit commitment. Optimization methods and their utilization in power engineering. (A1M15RES)
  5. Dynamic and control of P-f, power system transfer functions. Dynamic of interconnected systems. Using FACTS in power systems. Dynamic and control of Q-U, power system stabilizers (PSS). Extraordinary states of power system and their solving. System automatics and protection. Rating of operational reliability. Dispatch and ancillary services, energy market liberalisation. Reliability and security in power systems (A1M15RES)
  6. Power disturbances in distribution and industrial systems. Higher harmonics and interharmonics voltages and currents in ES. Voltage fluctuation and flicker. Communication via powerlines, ripple control signal, PLC technologies. Filtration-compensation devices. Power factor improvement in power engineering. Electricity dispersed generation. Technical standards for small sources connection to ES. Dispersed generation control. (A1M15PRE)


Responsible person: doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D.