Electrical Engineering is a universal field of study covering a broad thematic area of electrical engineering. Within the framework of this degree course, apart from the issues of modern electric power, making use of unconventional and renewable sources of energy, modern techniques for connecting electrical circuits, electronics and power electronics as well as computer aided design systems of devices and electrical installations, students may also learn automation and metrology, the fields of technology constituting the base of the modern industry and economy.
Proper functioning of modern electric power systems, modern production lines and electromechanical equipment of common use are determined by reliable results of testing and measuring systems as well as automatic adjustment. Knowledge of these issues, passed during the studies, includes not only the issues of grid, but also the practical use of PLCs and industrial controllers, automation of the electric drive, computer measurement systems, intelligent measurement sensors and artificial intelligence methods. The implemented curriculum is tightly integrated with the needs of the domestic and global industries.
The universality of the use of electric power receivers in all sectors of the economy requires the intensification of training engineers in this field and determines the attractiveness of this modern and prospective degree course.
The programme of studies provides the graduates with the possibility to apply for a SEP qualification certificate for voltages up to 1kV.
AUTOMATIC CONTROL and METROLOGY Specialisation
Regardless of the production profile, modern industrial plants rely on fully automated production lines. To supervise and support this kind of production lines one needs to gain theoretical and practical knowledge concerning the structure, testing and operation of various control and measurement systems.
The expertise of this speciality graduate in automation and metrology includes issues related to design, construction, testing and operation of electrical sensors, tools and systems for measurement, with the use of traditional and the latest engineering methods and engineering tools. They know how to use the analog, digital and microprocessor technique in electrical and electromechanical applications. They are also familiar with general rules for the creation and use of automated control and measuring systems. The graduate is well-informed about the state of the law in respect of measurement, control and metrological requirements.
In the course of study on this speciality, a lot of attention is drawn to the close and flexible relation between the theory and practice. Great emphasis is placed on developing independent research skills and solving relevant technical issues. An important part of the training takes place in well-equipped laboratories and workshops, with the assistance of qualified personnel as well as experienced teaching staff coming from our School and industry.
The automation and metrology undergraduate acquires knowledge covering the theoretical and practical basis necessary for: designing, running or using automated production lines, smart measurement devices, microprocessor and PLC controllers, distributed control and measuring systems, visualization systems and expert systems and comprehensive automation of objects and technological processes. In addition, they learn the principles of operation and use of machines as well as electrical and electronic equipment applied in automated propulsion and power electronic systems for various power systems of industrial equipment.
The graduate’s knowledge is interdisciplinary and can be adapted to different and changing needs of the market on which the graduate should prove to be useful, competitive and efficient. The automation and metrology graduate is prepared to take up employment in different departments of modern production, as a specialist in automation equipment, lines and industrial processes, acquiring measurement data, quality control and systems of its improvement, information technology, technical diagnostics, monitoring, services, operational research, etc. They are also prepared to work in factories producing measuring and control devices or industrial automation equipment as well as in research or testing laboratories and measurement services.
They are able to use computer equipment, knowledge of programming both universal as well as industrial computers and various kinds of drivers. They can create their own computer programs to control processes and to process measurement data professionally. The knowledge will allow them to manage teams of employees, run production firms or conduct their own business.
Chosen Curriculum Subjects
PLC Drivers, Digital Measuring Technique, Industrial Controllers, Microcontrollers and Programmable Circuits, Digital Signal Processing, Computer-Aided Design of Control Systems, Electrical Control Systems, Computer Measurement Systems, Control and Automation Technology in Electrical Systems, Surveillance Systems and Visualization of Industrial Processes, Intelligent Measuring Transducers, Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Specialisation
This speciality educates professionals capable of achieving sustainable development goals and solving problems related to ecological production, transmission and distribution of energy. The curriculum includes the issues concerning electricity generation, the design and exploitation of power grids and systems, operational rules and the construction of modern distribution devices, computer systems of control and security, computer design methods as well as analog and digital measurement systems.
Engineers graduating from the electrical power engineering speciality are prepared to use computer software offered by technology for the design, exploitation decision making, numerical control of processes and objects. Due to cooperation with industry, training and demonstrations carried out by industry experts students have access to up-to-date and modern technologies and technical solutions applied in electrical power engineering.
This speciality graduate will be prepared for the power engineering tasks in the broad sense, with a focus on issues related to work in operational services of power stations as well as heat and power stations, energy plants associated with electric power distribution networks, design companies, implementation and innovation institutions, research facilities, service and commercial offices offering installations, electrical apparatus and equipment, and enterprises providing diagnostic services for electric power industry. Electrical power engineering graduates can be employed as designers, supervision and operation staff of power equipment and systems, power engineers in industrial plants and managers in manufacturing and service companies.
The knowledge and experience gained at school allow them to set up their own businesses, especially in the scope of design and low-voltage installations in housing and industrial construction, and electrical measurements.
Chosen Curriculum Subjects
Electrical Power Generation, Electrical Power Management, Electrical Power Security and Automation, Electrical Power Networks and Systems, and Electrical Power Substations and Distribution Stations, Electrical Circuits Connection Engineering, Electrical Installations Design, Power Stations and Industrial Power Engineering, Fundamentals of Electrical Power Engineering, Circuits Theory, Electrical Drive, Electrical Machines.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES Specialisation
Limited and depleting fossil fuels resources, increasing demand for highly-processed forms of energy, population growth and environmental concerns, in particular the pressure to reduce CO2 emissions result in utilizing raw materials in a more efficient way and switching to renewable energy sources. The interest in renewable energy sources, in both technical as well as economic and social dimensions, is growing all over the world. The development of renewable energy sources means an increase in the share of so called distributed generation based on small, often maintenance-free power stations and electrical power and heating stations, which will bring about changes in working conditions and control of the power system. The speciality of renewable energy sources makes students familiar with a wide range of issues related to renewable energy sources, their resources, possibilities of extraction as well as design and the use of applied manufacturing systems in the field of solar power, wind energy, geothermal power, hydropower, and biomass industry. The curriculum also includes issues concerning environmental impact of processing power, the legal basis for the protection of the environment and renewable energy development in Poland and in the world, as well as the elements of energy policy in Poland (energy self-sufficiency for the country and financing of energy projects). Students gain knowledge and skills in the field of analog and digital measurement systems, numerical control and regulation systems and the use of computer techniques in the design and exploitation of energy equipment.
Graduates familiar with the latest technical developments concerning renewable energy sources and legal conditions in this area will be prepared to take up employment in the operation of power plants, wind farms, biogas plants, etc. or in manufacturing and trade companies selling and producing devices used in the field of solar and geothermal energy. They will also be prepared to do research, design and implementation tasks in the area of the extraction of renewable energy sources with the support of elements of the law in the field of construction, energy, ecology as well as water and wastewater management. They will possess skills for determining energy needs and choosing optimal solutions.
In Poland, the share of renewable energy in the total energy produced annually is constantly growing. The prospects of this growth are enormous, and the saturation of the market is small, which argues for the training of engineers in electrical engineering with an emphasis on renewable energy sources.
Chosen Curriculum Subjects
Electricity Generation, Renewable Sources in the Production of Heat and Electricity, Energy Generating Devices in Local Power Stations, Local Sources and Electrical Power Network Cooperation, Safety Instrumented System in Local Power Stations and Networks, Electrical Power Substations and Distribution Stations, Energy Industry and the Environment, High-Voltage Technology.