Checking date: 20/01/2021

Course: 2020/2021

Home and building electronic systems and lighting
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


This course provides: - Understanding the importance of electric power efficiency in home automation and lighting systems. - Understanding the importance of planning and knowledge of basic tools for designing and controlling lighting devices. - Understanding the importance of planning and knowledge of basic tools for designing the lighting systems either indoor, outdoor or in the street. - Understanding the most important home and building automation systems and their differences.
Description of contents: programme
This course will be mainly practical. Students will receive information about certain aspects of electrical installations. In particular, home and building automation systems and electrical installations for lighting. OBJECTIVES: - To know the principles and applications of light and vision. - To describe the different sources of light and the elements of the lightning system (lamps, ballasts, lamps, etc..). - To know the criteria for a lighting project. - To manage the tools to design a lighting installation. - To know the basic concepts regarding electric power efficiency. - To analyze the different home and building automation systems, their characteristics, their different configurations, their application areas, etc. - To set up systems for home and building automation, using the standard system European Installation Bus. - To diagnose faults in home and building automation installations. PROGRAMME: MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTING SYSTEMS 1. Design of electrical lighting: scope and objectives. 2. Lighting: incandescent lamps and special lamps. MODULE 2: CALCULATION OF LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS 3. Interior lighting project. 4. Outdoor lighting project. MODULE 3: INTRODUCTION TO CONTROL SYSTEMS 5. Lighting control 6. Introduction to electrical energy efficiency and home and building automation systems. MODULE 4: DESIGN OF CONTROL SYSTEMS 7. Overview of the most important home and building automation systems.
Learning activities and methodology
Students should read each lesson before each class and study it immediately thereafter. They must also resolve questions and practice exercises before each practical session. Various visits will be planned to facilities or companies. The tutorials are set up via email.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • LON-Nutzerorganisation. LONWORKS installation handbook : LONWORKS in practice for electrical technicians . VDE. 2005
  • ROJAS RODRIGUEZ, S., RUIZ CELMA, A. Instalaciones de Iluminación. Servicio Publicaciones de la ETSII (UPM). 1998
  • William Bolton. Instrumentación y control industrial. Paraninfo. 2015

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.