Electrical Power Engineering

Master academic studies

INTRODUCTION

The Study Programme Electrical Power Engineering at Master academic studies is a continuation of Basic academic studies Electrical Engineering and Computing at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš where Electrical Power Engineering is one of the modules. The curriculum is aligned with the latest scientific knowledge, technical developments, the socio-economic needs as well as the Bologna recommendations in order to achieve the goals set in the education of young staff.

Teaching in master studies lasts for one year within which a student makes master thesis. The emphasis in this study program is put to work in small groups in adequately equipped laboratories and modern computer classrooms. Curriculum of the study program provides elective courses so that students can expand their knowledge in accordance with their interests and needs.

 

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Structure of the Study Programme

The name of this Study Programme of Master Academic Studies is Electrical Power Engineering. The condition for enrollment in this Study Programme implies finished basic academic studies with, at least, 240 ECTS credits, earned in the basic academic studies in the field of electrical and computer engineering.

Master Academic Studies at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering last one year and they total in 60 ECTS credits. The total number of credits necessary for acquiring the academic title Master engineer in Electrical and Computer Engineering for Electrical Power Engineering is 300 ECTS credits.

Within the Study Programme, a student has mandatory and optional courses. The Curriculum is designed so as to contain two obligatory and five elective courses. Elective courses are selected from a group of proposed courses according to the student’s affinities. The selection of some courses may be conditioned by corresponding previous knowledge, prescribed by conditions for attending the selected course classes.

The teaching process is conducted through lectures, exercises, and research work, conformant with the course curriculum. During lectures, a professor verbally presents the prescribed matter, with the aid of computer and modern video projection equipment, with necessary explanations, contributing to better understanding of the matter concerned. In exercises, following the lectures, concrete tasks are being solved, and examples, additionally illustrating the subject matter, are presented. Exercises may be auditory, computer or laboratory based. Within the independent research work, the student additionally engages himself/herself through seminar paper elaboration or a project. On this study level, the teaching process is conducted in smaller groups where it is possible to pay more attention to each individual student.

During the teaching process, each student’s activity is followed and valuated conformant with the rules adopted on the Faculty level for every course, and students are informed in advance about these. Every course has a corresponding number of ECTS credits, and the entire studies are considered as finished, when the student fulfills all obligations prescribed by the Study Programme and gains, in that way 60 ECTS credits, at least.

After finishing all exams obligations, the student starts elaborating master thesis, which totals in 15 ECTS credits. The document Standard 5. Curriculum precisely gives the structure of courses representation per thematic fields, that is, the number of mandatory and the number of optional subjects in the corresponding field.

The purpose of the Study Programme

The purpose of this Study Programme is consistent with the basic tasks and goals of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and highly sets quality standards of our educational system. It is reflected in educating students for the occupation: electrical engineer in the field of electrical power engineering according to the needs of industry, economy and society, as a whole. The Study Programme is designed in the way to ensure competences necessary for one master electrical and computer engineer in the field of electrical power engineering. By realization of this Programme, top engineers are educated, ready to actively participate in the regional development and high technological and research potential in this field. Students who choose this Study Programme are given a chance to:

  • acquire professional and scientific knowledge through studying scientific, theoretical – methodological and professional – applicative courses,
  • be qualified to solve professional and practical problems,
  • develop capacities for independent work and acquiring new knowledge by using scientific methods
  • develop capacities for team work and cooperation with experts of different profiles,
  • have critical approach to the profession,
  • have initiative and be independent in decision making and complex projects leading.

The need for this kind of personnel is undoubtfully indicated by the fact that there are no engineers of such profile registered in labor market (according to the employment service), so that schooling at this Study Programme is fully socially justified.

Goals of the Study Programme

The overall objective outlined by this Study Programme include education of engineers, competent for development and design of complex systems and system parts in the field of production, transmission, distribution and use of electric power.

Modern electric power engineering requires engineers to posses the knowledge necessary for design, construction and maintenance of facilities on the actual development level, as well as the knowledge to apply new technologies, and modern trends in electrical power engineering.

Special goals of the Study Programme - Electrical Power Engineering, cover additional education in the fields of electric power network exploitation and planning, electric power market, distributive network control, power plants, electric power convertors and drives control, regulated electric motor drives, measurement and information systems in industry, electromagnetic compatibility, as well as the most actual chapters in mathematics covering this field. In that, a student acquires the necessary knowledge of scientific methods and research techniques within the narrower research field, in order to qualify for creative solving of complex problems in practice and gets qualified for further scientific and research work.

The goal of the Study Programme is also to ensure students’ gaining high competences and academic skills in the fields mentioned. It also includes development of creative capacities to consider problems and ability of critical thinking, capacities development for team work, and managing of specific practical skills, necessary for successful dealing with the future work. Conformant with modern educational goals, students should get habits for permanent education and advancement, particularly for further scientific research in the fields mentioned.

1. semester

Obligatory
Elective Block 1 (1 out of 3)
Elective Block 2 (1 out of 3)
Elective Block 3 (1 out of 3)

2. semester

Elective Block 4 (1 out of 3)
Elective Block 5 (1 out of 4)
Obligatory

Contact

Address: Aleksandra Medvedeva 14. 18000 Niš, Serbia
Phone: +381 (18) 529-105
Fax: +381 (18) 588-399
E-mail: efinfo@elfak.ni.ac.rs

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