Following the path of Electrical Power Systems

General description

The energy crisis and rising prices are hot topics in today's society. Politicians are arguing about whether to build nuclear power plants or use wind and sun as our energy sources. Despite that, nobody really talks about our entire electrical power systems. Many people have no idea how much effort and work has to be done so that we can turn on a light bulb or watch TV in our homes.

It may be difficult to navigate this vast court, but we are taking on this difficult task to bring you closer to knowledge and understanding about said field and everything related to it.

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Mechatronics , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
During this course, you will learn the basics of electrotechnology, learn the structure of an electrical power system and understand why connecting solar parks to the electricity grid causes a big headache for engineers. We try to make the course very interesting for you by adding company and laboratory visits to the academic part. But don't worry! We won't focus only on torturing your brain cells. In fact, we have also planned awesome social events for you, where you can go crazy and let your inner child loose. BE PREPARED FOR - Singing your heart and lungs out on the bus and by the bonfire - Crawling through the city and making friends for a lifetime! - Getting hot in a sauna, multiple times a night - Seeing legendary beasts of Estonian BESTies - Getting lost in Estonian nature and seeing forest fairies - Laughing so hard so you couldn't breathe - and a lot of other unforgettable activities!!! Do you want to spend the best summer of your life? Come to Tallinn - get smarter, make new friends and get energised. NB! This is not a joke, submit your application now! If you do this before the 12th of March you are entitled to a big hug from the whole core team.
Learning goals and objectives:
Participants gain knowledge about how energy is generated in a power plant, about its distribution, and how it all reaches consumers later. Participants learn about the power grid, for example, what is the difference between a cable and an overhead line, and their pros and cons. By the end of the course, participants will look at the energy world from a different perspective, be able to be critical in evaluating energy sources in the future, and assess the complexity of power systems.
Examination type:
Written exam
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Based on a motivation letter and answers to our questions. Be creative and stand out!

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Hostel, cottage on the weekend.
Three meals per day, at least one of them hot. Coffee breaks between lessons
Free public transportation and rented buses to Weekend Trip.