Electronics and Computer Engineering

Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Integrated course, 6.00 ECTS


Course content

  • Electrical units
  • Electrical resistance
  • Ideal and real sources
  • Power and energy in electrical networks
  • Ohm’s law
  • Kirchhoff’s laws
  • Direct current networks: network conversion, superposition, Thévenin and Norton equivalents, node and mesh analysis, node-voltage method, mesh-current method

Students have to solve examples in exercises, partly with computer support.

Theoretical relationships are illustrated in practical laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes


  • are familiar with the terms and units of electrical engineering,
  • are able to analyse linear DC circuits.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools


  • Harriehausen, Schwarzenau: Moeller Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik
  • Büttner: Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik
  • Weißgerber: Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 1


Mode of delivery

Integrated course, exercises 33%

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  • Secondary school leaving level

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment