COMPUTERISED CONTROL OF ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGIES

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Master’s study program of Riga Technical university


COMPUTERISED CONTROL OF ELECTRICAL
TECHNOLOGIES




SELF
-
EVALUATION

REPORT












RIGA, 2002


CONTENT


1.

Aims and objectives of the program





2.

Organization of the educational program

3. Practica
l realization of the educational program

3.1. Description of educational subjects

3.2. Comparison of international Master programs

4. Evaluation system of the studies

5. Students

5.1. Number of students in the program

5.2. Number of students entered the 1
s
t

year

5.3. Number of graduates

5.4. Questioning of students and analysis of their answers

5.5. Questioning of graduates and analysis of the answers

5.6. Involving the students into the educational process

6. Academic staff of the educational program

6.1.
Number of academic staff

6.2. Qualification of the academic staff

6.3. Policy of development, training and renovation of academic staff

7. Financial sources and provision

8.

External contacts

8.1. Contacts with employers

8.2. Co
-
operation with similar educati
onal programs in Latvia and abroad

8.3. Academic staff working abroad

8.4. Number of foreign visiting lecturers in the program

8.5. Students who study abroad for different educational programs


Perspective evaluation and plan of development of the program

Supplements (MP 3)









1.

Aims and objectives of the program


In order to start Master education students need Bachelor education with academic
degree in electrical engineering science.


THE AIM OF MASTER ST
UDIES IS TO PREPARE
STUDENTS FOR
SCIENTIFIC A
ND TEACHING WORK AND

TO STUDY DEEPER
THEORETICAL AND SPEC
IAL COURSES IN THE A
REA OF
COMPUTERISED CONTROL

OF TECHNOLOGIES, TO
DEEPEN
KNOWLEDGE IN ECONOMI
CS AND HUMANITARIAN
SUBJECTS, TO
OBTAIN SKILLS IN SOL
VING PRACTICAL PROBL
EMS IN REALIZING
OF ELECTRIC TE
CHNOLOGIES.



The main objectives of master studies are the following:

1


to master fundamental technologies in the field of electrical and power
engineering application;

2


to master deeper principles of electronic devices and systems elaboration;

3


to increase practical skills in design and operation of the objects of
computerised control;

4


to enlarge knowledge in economics and social subjects;

5


to obtain skills in scientific and teaching work.

At the end of Master studies a student gets an aca
demic degree of master in
electrical engineering, which allows to continue studies connected with Doctor
program.


2.

Organization of the educational program



Master educational program EMO0 “Computerised control of electrical
technologies” was elaborated
at RTU Senate on the 28th of February in 2000
(Supplement MP1) as the accredited program “Electrical and Power engineering”
with directions “Industrial Electronics” and “Electric Drive and Automatic Control”
as well as program “Electronics” with the direct
ion “Electronic Equipment”, where it
was decided to change the name the programs for “Computerised control of electrical
technologies”. This program is presented in supplement MP2.


Starting with academic year 2002/2003 an admittance of the 1st year studen
ts
occurs for Master educational program “Computerised control of electrical
technologies”

(Supplement MP3) in accordance with the decision of RTU Senate on
educational programs from educational institutes.


In accordance with transformation of the program

into 2 year studies with the
general volume of 80 CP there are the following changes in the program:

-

engineer project is liquidated


12 CP;

-

the volume of free choice subjects is decreased from 6 CP to 4 CP;

-

the volume of humanitarian subjects is decreas
ed from 4 CP to 2 CP;

-

the volume of economic subjects is decreased from 4 CP to 2 CP;

-

learning of languages is liquidated as compulsory


6 CP;

-

practice is liquidated


4 CP.

This program is presented for the accreditation.


The educational program is rea
lised at RTU at the Electrical and Power
Engineering Faculty (EPEF), where Institute if Industrial Electronics and Electrical
Engineering IEEI is responsible for it. The director of the Institute is the head of the
program.


3.

Practical realization of the ed
ucational program


Master educational program “Computerised control of electrical technologies”
CCET (Supplement MP3) includes the following divisions of the subjects
correspondently to the educational plan for two years (Supplement MP5):

3.1.

compulsory subjec
ts of 43 CP volume, including theoretical subjects of the
study field of 29 CP volume;

3.2.

subjects of compulsory choice of 14 CP volume with distribution as

B1
-

professional courses 10 CP,

B2
-

humanitarian /social subjects 2 CP,

B3
-

economic /management subje
cts 2 CP,

3.3.

subjects of free choice 4 CP,

3.4.

Master’s thesis 20 CP.


General volume of studies is 81 CP, which is realised during 2 full years of
studies. Each year contains 2 semesters and 32 educational weeks of 40 CP volume
with general number of academic ho
urs 960 (academic hours are not foreseen for
Master’s thesis).

General description of the studies distribution is given in table 1.


General description of the program EMO0 studies distribution

Table 1


Division

Number
of CP

Possible number
of subjects

W
eight of
CP, %

A. Compulsory subjects

43

11

52.5

B. Subjects of compulsory
choice

14

16

17.5


B1. Special courses

10

9

12.5


B2. Humanitarian/social
subjects

2

4

2.5


B3.Economic/management
subjects

2

3

2.5


C. Subjects of free choice

4

-

5

D. Master’s thesis



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me of Master’s thesis. Weight of
subjects of free and compulsory choice is 28% and allows to ensure speciality.

Plans of studies, which corresponds to the Master educational program, are in
Supplement MP5. Results of analysis of educational plans are given

in table 2. This
table gives data about distribution of academic hours in the groups of compulsory
subjects and compulsory choice as well as data about quantity of exams, tests and
study projects. From the division of compulsory choice subjects the most n
ecessary
subjects are chosen and included into table 2.


Distribution of the quantity of academic hours, exams, tests, study
projects for master educational program EMO0

Table2


Type of classes


Compulsory
subjects

Subjects of compulsory
choice in special
courses

Total number
of hours

Lectures

20

10

30

Practical classes

11

1

12

Laboratories

10

1

11

Number of exams

7

4

11

Number of tests

5

1

6

Study projects

4

1

5


As we can see from the table the number of study projects is suitable enough.
Number of

lectures is approximately 2/3 from the general number of laboratories and
practical classes. The number of exams is large enough in order to control knowledge
of students.


3.1.

Description of subjects


Master studies foresee to get basic knowledge in profess
ional subjects,
including modern scientific and technical achievements. Descriptions of the subjects
and studies are given in Supplement MP6.


In order to compare it is necessary to divide subjects into groups:

EPT
-

Technologies of Electric Drive,

EE
-

In
dustrial electronics, electronic devices,

DVP
-

Computerised control

HP
-

Humanitarian /social subjects

EP
-

Subjects in economy

BIP
-

Subjects of free choice


Distribution in groups of all subjects, included into the studies, is given in
table3.



Distrib
ution in groups of all subjects included into studies


Table 3



Group

Subjects

Number
of CP

Total number of
CP

1

2

3

4

EPT

Automated electrical drive

3



Elements of automation

9



Automated electrotechnological processes

2



Alternative systems o
f Energy conversion
and accumulation

3





17

EE

Theory of Electronic Converters of
Electrical Energy

4



Simulation of Electrical processes

5



Commutated converters

5



The control systems of Power Electronic
Equipment

5



Design of Power Electroni
cs Systems

3



Industrial Frequency Converters and
Invertors

2



Methods of Analysis and Calculation of
Electric Circuits

2



High voltage engineering

3



Industrial Electronic equipment

4





33

DVP

Computers
-
based Systems

3



Control Technique wit
h Microprocessor
Controllers

3




Industrial programmable control systems

2






Application of Computers in Electrical
Equipment Design

2



EMC in Industrial Electronic Equipment

2





12

HP

Industrial Relation

Sociology of Business

Social Psycholo
gy

Pedagogy


2

2

2

2





8


EP

Economics of Entrepreneurship

2



Planning of Entrepreneurship

2



Organization of Production

2





6

BIP

-

4

4


As we can see from the table the main role is foreseen for the groups of special
professional subjects E
PT and EE. Decreased number of CP in the humanitarian and
social group is caused by the shorter duration of the studies. Description of all
subjects of the program is given in Supplement MP6.

The subjects group of Computerised control contains subjects for

practical
application of modern scientific technologies in electrical engineering .

Study projects are foreseen in the following subjects:

-

Automated electrical drive,

-

Simulation of electrical processes,

-

Theory of electronic converters of electrical energy
,

-

Elements of automation.




Study projects foresee to solve individual tasks, connected with elaboration of
Master theme; thus tasks of the projects are directed to theoretical investigations.


Final work


Master’s thesis


is approximately 30
-
35 pages o
f computer
printed text and it is dedicated to enough complicated investigations of a particular
problem, which is connected with modern electrical technologies and their

automation. For example, there are electric magnetic processes analysis in circuits
of
converters, simulation of processes in modern modes automation systems of electric
drive, elaboration of original programs for computer modelling, etc. Master’s thesis
is defended openly in front of evaluating committee. It could be concluded that
trai
ned masters will be competitive at labour market.


3.2.

International comparison of Master educational programs


The Master educational program CCET of RTU is compared with Master
studies programs of Helsinki Technological University (HUT) and Norway University

of Trondhaim (NTNU). Subjects of the technical direction are shown in subject
groups for both reference universities and comparative with RTU tables are given (see
tables 4, 5 and 6).


NTNU Master’s program content of subject groups

Table 4


Group

Subje
cts

Number of
CP

Total CP for
group

EPT

Electrical drives

14

14

EE

Special courses in Power Electronics

10



Electronics

8





18

DVP

Signals processing

8



Signals transmission systems

9





17


HUT Master’s program content of subject groups

Table

5


Group

Subjects

Number of
CP

Total CP for
group

EPT

Electrical Drives

Supplementary parts of Electrical Drives

8

6





14

EE

Industrial Electronics and Electrical
Drives

Methods of data processing in Industrial
Electronics Devices

Elements of Power E
lectronic Systems

Conversion techniques in Power
Electronics

Special courses in Industrial Electronics

Commutated converters

5


3


3

5


3

2





21

DVP

Methods of signal processing

Digital control devices

Electromagnetic compatibility of
converter systems

Microprocessor controller technique

Project

3

3


3

2

5





16


Comparison of subject groups in CP among RTU, HUT and NTNU

Table 6



RTU

HUT

NTNU

EPT, KP

17

14

14

EE, KP

33

21

18

DVP, KP

12

16

17


As we can see distribution of credit points among sub
ject groups in the compared
higher schools is similar, that proves effectiveness of the Master educational program
of RTU, suggested for accreditation.


4. Evaluation system of the studies


Studies in a subject are evaluated by a lecturer responsible for t
his subject, in the
kind of exam or test, with the use of 10 point scale with the least successful mark of
the 4 points.

Defending of a qualification work


Master’s thesis


is public, but it is evaluated
by a commission of at least 3 professors, assigne
d by EPEF Dean. The volume of
Bachelor’s thesis is approximately 30 computer pages with schemes and figures. Each
Bachelor’s thesis should be evaluated by an opponent.

A student defending bachelor’s thesis also answers questions asked by
commission members

on theoretical and practical aspects of electrical engineering
science, because the mark for bachelor’s thesis is based on the evaluation of general
knowledge and skills.

In accordance with the resolution of RTU Senate 29
th

of January 2001 “About
transiti
on to the common evaluation system of studies results” the Senate’s resolution
25.06.2001 defines the following criteria for evaluation of knowledge and skills in a
particular educational subject:


“outstanding” (10)


knowledge exceeds requirements of th
e program in subject, give
evidence of the ability to perform an independent investigation and deep
understanding of a question;

“excellent” (9)


the program in subject is fully mastered, the skills for independent
application of the knowledge are obtaine
d;

“very good” (8)


the program in subject is fully mastered, but in some questions the
understanding is not deep enough to apply knowledge for independent solving of
more complicated problems;

“good” (7)


in general the obtained knowledge is at the requ
ired level of the
program, but there are difficulties with solving some practical problems and lack of
understanding of some insignificant questions;

“almost good” (6)


in general the program in subject is mastered, but sometimes a
poor understanding of s
ome significant questions is noticeable and the are partial
difficulties with practical application of obtained knowledge;

“satisfactory” (5)


in general the program in subject is mastered, although there is an
insufficient understanding of many important

questions as well as difficulties with
practical application of obtained knowledge are noticeable;

“almost satisfactory” (4)
-

in general the program in subject is mastered, although
there is an insufficient understanding of some fundamentals and noticeab
le difficulties
in application of the obtained knowledge in practice;

“poor” (3)


knowledge is general and incomplete, student can not apply it in
particular situations;

“very poor” (2)


there is general knowledge in separate questions, the most part of

subject is not mastered;

“very very poor” (1)


there is totally no understanding and knowledge in
fundamentals of subject.

Mark “almost satisfactory” (4) is a lower satisfactory mark.


5. Students


The program started its work in 2000, in 2000 and 2001 t
he admittance of the
students was realised for the three
-
year program for three directions “Industrial
Electronics”, “Electric Drive and Automatic Control” and “Electronic Equipment”. In
2002 only the admittance takes place for the two
-
year program “Comput
erised control
of electric technologies”.

In 2000 a 70 EPEF students expressed their wishes to study CCET program after
the 2
nd

year. Thus taking into account a “sending down” , in 2002 a 50 students could
be accepted for CCET program of the 3
rd

year.


5
.1. Number of students in the program


The number of full
-
time and part
-
time students in Master program “Computerised
control of electric technologies” after the possible accreditation will be the following:



2000/2001



15 students


2001/2002



23 stude
nts,


2002/2003



30 students,


2003/2004



36 students.


5.2. Number of students entered the 1
st

year


30 students are accepted for Master program “Computerised control of electric
technologies” for full
-
time and part
-
time education.


5.3. Number of grad
uates


As program “Computerised control of electric technologies” is new, the number of
graduates is not large:


2001





6 masters,


2002





10 masters.



5.4. Questioning of students and analysis of their answers

Short conclusions of the answers of stud
ents who continue studies in Master
course


Totally there are considered 18 questionnaires (Supplement MP7). Analysis of the
answers gives the following qualitative characteristics of the education:


-

educational plan is evaluated in general satisfactory;

-

o
btained theoretical knowledge is good;

-

practical skills are satisfactory;

-

level of teaching is good;

-

all IEEI teachers are mentioned as good;

-

technical level of educational materials is evaluated as satisfactory.


Short conclusions of the answers of studen
ts who graduated from Master course


Totally there are considered 8 questionnaires (Supplement MP8). Analysis of the
answers gives the following qualitative characteristics of the education:


-

in general educational plan is evaluated satisfactory;

-

level of

teaching is good;

-

technical level of educational materials is evaluated as satisfactory;

-

scientific work of students is necessary and it is good organised;

-

obtained theoretical knowledge is good;

-

all IEEI professors are mentioned positively;

-

future perspe
ctives with work are very good.


5.5. Questioning of graduates and analysis of the answers


Masters and students of Master course put the following important questions:

-

the most part of educational plans should be devoted to students’ practical
work and pr
actice;

-

scientific investigations meaningfully enrich obtained knowledge;

-

material financial support should be enforced;

-

RTU students counsel should turn more attention to the solving of student
living problems;

-

to extend co
-
operation with institutions, o
rganisations, enterprises and
companies in the questions of students work ensure and demand.


5.6. Involving the students into the educational process


In the educational process students generally are involved participating in the
elaboration of laborator
y installations under the supervision of experienced teachers.
For example, under the supervision of docent I.Galkin students O.Krievs and
L.Bisenieks performed complete sets for logical micro schemes of microprocessors
and microcontrollers operation and p
rogramming. Under the supervision of professor
I.Rankis at the laboratory of Industrial Electronics the laboratory work of a thyristor
regulator and installations for rectifiers investigation have been elaborated with an
active participating of student V.B
razis. Docent E.Blumbergs with student A.Bikshis
made two laboratory installations with frequency converters in the laboratory of
Electronic devices. Student A.Vitols continues the work with the installation “Device
of power factor improvement”.


6. Academ
ic staff of the educational program

6.1. Number of academic staff


The total number of IEEI academic staff involved into CCET program is 8 persons
(Supplement MP9):

1


professor, Hab.Dr.sc., correspondent member of LZA Leonīds Ribickis,

2


professor,
Hab Dr.sc. Jānis Greivulis,

3


professor, Hab.Dr.sc. Ivars Raņķis,

4


docent, Dr.sc. Jānis Valeinis,

5


docent, Dr.sc. Ilja Galkins,

6


docent, Dr. Sc. Anastāsija Žiravecka,

7


docent Edvīns Blumbergs,

8


assisstants M.sc. Viesturs Bražis.


The follo
wing teachers of the professor group of Electrical Engineering and
Theoretical Basics of Electrical Engineering of the Institute of Industrial Electronics
and Electrical Engineering take part in the teaching of electrical professional subjects:

1
-

profes
sor, Hab.Dr.sc. Ivars Dūmiņš,

2
-

asoc. professor,.Hab.Dr.sc. Ņikita Nadežņikovs,

3
-

docent, Dr.sc. Jānis Briedis,

4
-

docent, Dr.sc. Uldis Zītars,

5


docent, Dr.sc. Ēriks Priednieks,

6
-

docent, Dr.sc. Vladimirs Hramcovs,

7


docent, Dr.sc. Uldis Antono
vičs





Academic staff


Table 6.1.


Position

Number

Scientific

degree

Hab.Dr.sc.

Dr.sc.

M.sc.

Professors

13

13



Asoc.professor
s

6


6


Docents

6


5

1


In the teaching of fundamental technical, humanitarian, social, economical
subjects and languages 19 lecturers more take part, their CV are enclosed in
Supplement BP9.

Qualification of all academic staff corresponds to the aims an
d objectives of the
structural institution (IEEI) to perform CCET Master Program. Four of them are
advisors of LAS grant projects. Others are actively involved into performing grant
projects as well as into other research works in agreement in the area o
f automation
of electrical engineering devices. The total number of scientific publications of the
head professors is more than 600 and the list of them is given in supplement MP10.

IEEI specialists who are connected with Master professional subjects, eve
ry year
realise investigations financed from state budget in volume 8,500 Ls, as well as they
perform research in agreement in 15,000 Ls volume.

The main investigations are connected with elaboration of modern semiconductor
electronic converters. In the
middle of a year 15 scientific articles are published with
involving students of the Bachelor and Master programs into this work.

Three persons from the academic staff are 30 years old and younger, professor
L.Ribickis is 54. Admittance of young lecturer
s is foreseen. Thus IEEI engineer
Oskars Krievs in 2002 had a practice in Turin TU, where he performed scientific and
pedagogical work..



6.2. Qualification of the academic staff



In 2001/2002 IEEI elaborates 5 investigations of financial grants of Lat
vian
Academy of Science (LAS) with the total cost 8,500 Ls. The investigations deal with
a new type of semiconductor converters elaboration and have connections with
electrical technologies. Scientific advisers of the grants are as follows:


1


grant 01
.0636


IEEI professor Jānis Greivulis,


2


grant 01.0638


IEEI professor Ivars Raņķis,


3


grants 01.639 un 01.640


IEEI professor Leinīds Ribickis,


4


grant 01.645


IEEI docent Anastāsija Žiravecka.

In addition with these grants there are carried
out Latvian Energy Company
VAS Latvenergo financed investigations with the annual cost 26,000 Ls, which deal
with semiconductor pulse controlled systems and power transmission over single
wire. List of scientific publications is given in supplement MP10.

T
he best students are involved in these investigations. For example in 2001
Master student Maris Dumpis actively worked and got a reward of Latvenergo for
investigation of new bearing system. Scientific work of IEEI academic staff positively
influences the
realisation of the educational program, because it involves students into
research as well as provides studies with modern devices.

Approximately all defended IEEI Master’s theses are parts of scientific works and
they are evaluated positively.


6.3. Poli
cy of development, training and renovation of academic staff


During the process of the staff renovation for the positions of professors and
associated professors the persons with Doctor’s degree can be elected in accordance
with the law of higher schools.

RTU docents and head scientists should have Doctor’s
degree. Docents (head scientists) are elected for 6 years at Counsel of Faculty by
recommendation of a correspondent institute. To teach subjects for professional
studies persons without scientific degr
ee could be elected, but they should have at
least 10 years of practical working experience in a correspondent area.

RTU lecturers, researchers and assistants could be persons with Master’s and
Doctor’s academic degree. Lecturers and assistants are elected

at Counsel of faculty
for 6 years. Professors, associated and docents are elected till the age of 65, but
lecturers, researchers and assistants


till pension age.

A continuous program of renovation of academic teaching staff of the Institute of
Industri
al Electronics and Electrical Engineering is carried out. The stages of this
program are: 1) choice of the best students and their joining to Doctoral Studies; 2)
election of docents at IEEI meetings; 3) election of docents at IEEI meetings after
thesis de
fending; 4) after 4
-
5 years of work at the position of a docent guiding a
person to the position of an associated professor. In the nearest future (2003.,2004)
docents
A.Žiravecka, I.Galkins, V.Hramcovs are foreseen to be guided to positions of
associated
professors. V.Bražis and A.Purviņsh are foreseen to be docents.



7. Financial sources and provision


Financial sources are:

1


state budget,

2


LAS grants,

3


means of agreement investigations.


Salary funds sta
te finances are foreseen for infrastructure provision, these
finances contain 8,000 Ls in connection with realisation of CCET program.

Total financial budget together with LAS grants and agreement financed works is
66,000 Ls.

Particular sources for inf
rastructures provision are contributions, provided by
operating in Latvia electrical engineering companies. These companies EK
-
systems
ABB, Siemens, General Electric, and others in 2001/2002 provided the program with
modern frequency converters, controller
s and other means of electrical technology
automation in the volume of 6,000 Ls

Special studies in CCET bachelor program can be performed in EPEF rooms
belonged to IEEI, that is an area of approximately 450m
2

. These rooms are occupied
with 5 laboratory i
nstallations as well as they can be used as lecture
-
rooms for 80
student places.

Permanent work is carried out to increase financial technical support. One of the
types of this support is obtaining modern literature. 2,000 Ls were given to get
foreign
literature in 2001/2002. 10 text
-
books in Latvian were published by own
forces during the last year, these are synopses of lectures with the total number of
pages 1,000. The text
-
books were issued by RTU publishing board in 300
-
500 copies.
Financial suppor
t to IEEI for edition and publishing was given in volume of 3,000 Ls.
Pu
blishing house “Avots” issued a book “Iekārtu vadības elektroniskie elementi un
mezgli” (Electronic Elements and Junctions for Control of Equipment), 268 pp.
written by I.Raņķis, and J.Greivulis in 1997, financed by Soross fund.

During the last period of
time in IEEI rooms for students of the Bachelor and
Master program 15 personal computers are installed, 5,000 Ls were given for this
purpose from the means of IEEI as well as 20 new laboratory installations for
computerised electrical technologies were per
formed.


8.

External contacts

8.1. Contacts with employers


EEF IEEI graduates and students are necessary at the labour market. All graduates
of the Master program find work at undertaking and servicing enterprises such as
Riga trams and trolleys park, VAS La
tvenergo, PU "Rīgas Ūdens", SIA EK Sistēmas,
SIA Arcus Elektronika, SIA VEF KT, SIA Energy Line, SIA ABB Latvia, SIA
Siemens Latvia, SIA Danfoss Latvia and others.

RTU EEF actively co
-
operates with LETERA (Latvian Association of Electrical
Engineering and

Electronic Manufactures) and its enterprises. Professor L.Ribickis is
a member of LETERA head board. LETERA is responsible for standards
determination in the area of electric engineering and electronics.

There are reports of employers given in Supplement

MP8. LETERA continuously
is anxious about the lack of young specialists in the area of computerised control of
electrical technologies. Answers of the employers acknowledge that every at least 100
young specialists would be expected for this peofession. W
e should mention such
enterprises like SIA EK Sistēmas, VAS Latvenergo un SIA ABB Latvia which
provided IEEI with means for laboratories arrangement and modernization. Thus EK
Systems already four years running provides IEEI laboratories of industrial
elec
tronics with 5,000Ls annually. SIA ABB Latvia has gifted modern textbooks and
frequency converters for modernization of laboratory class of electric drive control.


8.2. Co
-
operation with similar educational programs in Latvia and abroad


In Latvia there a
re similar programs realised in LAE (Agriculture Academy) and
LMA (Maritime Academy), and IEEI academic staff successfully co
-
operates with
them. Thus I.Raņķis is also a LMA professor, but professor J.Greivulis co
-
operates
with LAE as well as LMA academic
staff, leading common scientific projects.

In 2002 professor L.Ribickis is invited to give lectures in Tokyo Denki University
in Japan and Virje University in Brussels, Belgium.


8.3. Academic staff working abroad



Professor Ivars Raņķis worked as a vi
siting lecturer abroad (Tallinn TU) in
2001/2002. Professor I.Raņķis also admitted qualification classes in Stockholm’s
KTH Power Electronics professor group. Professor L.Ribickis is Member of Board of
European PEMC (Power Electronic and Motion Control)
and constantly maintain a
coordinating connections with specialists of this branch all over Europe. Professor
J.Greivulis co
-
operates with Kharkov State technological university.


8.4. Number of foreign visiting lecturers in the program


In average two fo
reign visiting lecturers are invited each year. Thus in 2001
professor Francesko Profumo from Turine Technical university in Italy as well as
docent Juri Joller from Tallinn Technical university in Estonia and professor Shoji
Nishikata fron Tokyo Denki uni
versity in Japan gave lecturers at RTU EEF.


8.5. Students who study abroad for different educational programs


Many students of CCET Bachelor and Master programs have worked abroad
during their Bachelor studies (J.Berts in Turin, O.Krievs in Turin, M.Dump
is,
A.Žurkovs, T.Podiņš, M.Liepiņš, V.Pumpurs


in Stockholm’s KTH).

Students of RTU EEF actively participate in international programs of students
exchange SOCRATES, Swiss


Baltic Net etc.









Perspective evaluation and plan of development of the edu
cational program


-

Specialists of this type are necessary in all areas of state’s economy;

-

It results in enforcing of scientific potential of higher schools;

-

It allows for specialists to be competitive at labour market;

-

It involves broadly achievements of t
echnologies of companies from
abroad.


Main CCET master program development directions are the following:



1
-
to increase financial
-
technical supply of the IEEI institute,



2
-
to prepare new textbooks in Latvian for subjects of specializati
on,



3
-
to enlarge contacts among higher schools of this field,



4
-
to enforce scientific potential,



5
-
to continue educational program optimisation, involving more
modern scientific and technological achievem
ents in courses of electrical
engineering and its automation.






























R
IGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY


FACULTY OF ELECTRICA
L AND POWER ENGINEER
ING


Institute of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering






Educational Program


Nam
e of program:



“Computerised Control of Electrical Technologies”

Level of studies:



Master academic studies

Volume of studies:



81 credit points

Previous education:



Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Academic degree after graduation:

Maste
r of Science in Electrical Engineering


A.

Compulsory subjects







43 CP

1.

Theory of Electrical Energy Converters




4 CP

2.

Modelling of Electrical Processes





5 CP

3.

Commutating Converters






5 CP

4.

Systems of Control of Industrial Electronic Objects



5 CP

5.

Elements of Automatic Control





9 CP

6.

Automatic Electric Drive






3 CP

7.

Design of Industrial Electronic Systems




3 CP

8.

Automatic Systems with Microprocessors




3 CP

9.

Regulation Equipment with Microprocessor Controllers


3 CP

10.

Indu
strial Frequency Converters and Invertors



2 CP

11.

Basics of Working Safety






1 CP


B.

Subjects of compulsory choice






14 CP

1.

Professional subjects






10 CP

1.1. Automatic Processes of Electrical Technologies



2 CP

1.2. Industrial Systems of Program
ming Control




2 CP

1.3. Application of Computers in Design of Electrical Equipment


2 CP

1.4. Methods of Analysis and Calculation of Electronic Schemes


2 CP

1.5. Standard Electric Drive






5 CP

1.6. Electromagnetic Compatibility of Ind
ustrial Electronic Equipment 2 CP

1.7. Industrial Electronic Devices





4 CP

1.8. Systems and Assembly of Non
-
standard Energy Converters


3 CP

1.9. High Voltage Technique






3 CP


2.

Humanitarian / social subjects





2 CP

2.1. Industrial Devel
opment






2 CP

2.2. Business Sociology






2 CP

2.3. Social Psychology






2 CP

2.4. Pedagogy







2 CP


3.

Economic / management subjects





2 CP

3.1. Economy of Industrial Enterprises





2 CP

3.2. Planning of Industrial Enterprises





2 CP


C.

Subjects of free choice







4 CP

D.

Final assessment








20 CP

1.

Master thesis







20 CP




Total: 81 CP