Charge up & feel the energy - a course on energy transmission and athmosperic discharges

General description

When it comes to high power engineering, such as the traditional AC energy transmission, the development of the future DC energy transmission and the protection against powerful atmospheric discharges, you need specialists from all disciplines. This is your chance to get a glimpse in this sizzling topic. During this course you will learn all about the generation, transmission and protection from high voltages including the generation of own lightning bolts. Be part of that sparkling future and join us on our course of high power engineering - 1 Million Volts included.

All of this will happen in the most perfect environment for such a course: In the green South of Austria, in Graz, where the famous Nikola Tesla himself started his career. See the colorful and lively student?s capital of Austria, where old traditions and new technologies melt together at its best. Do not hesitate, apply now - Graz is waiting for you!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering , Applied Sciences , Architectural Engineering , Architecture , Biomedical Engineering , Civil Engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Geology , Industrial Engineering , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Mechanical Engineering , Mechatronics , Physics/Physics Engineering , Power Engineering , Telecommunications/Electronics
Content and topics:
power engineering, energy transmission AC/DC, transient discharges, lightning, lightning protection
Learning goals and objectives:
The students should gain a basic understanding in the topics mentioned through theoretical lectures and practical lessons laboratories.
Examination type:
Elaboration of a topic within a group with a presentation of the outcomes in the end.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation Letter (including witty answers of the specific questions) & Diversity

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

legendary student dormitory
Dinner will be mostly cooked by ourselves, Lunch depends on activity and can vary between cooking, restaurant & sandwiches. Please don't forget to fill in the special diet field in your profile, otherwise we cannot take it into account.
Public transport & some walking :)