Development of Electrical Products

Course Description

Structure of scientific revolutions, development of science and technology. Technology, the basis of culture. Personal and society infrastructure, engineering infrastructure necessary for products development. Methodology of scientific research. Project management, network planning, documentation. Team work and team learning. Publication of development results. Protection of technical knowledge. Croatian and European standards. Accreditation and certification. Institutions of European Union.

General Competencies

Theoretical and practical knowledge about methods and techniques in planning and management of research and development projects. Ability to present development results and to write professional and scientific publications.

Learning Outcomes

  1. define the phases of electrical products development
  2. explain personal and social infrastructure necessary for successful product development
  3. apply the acquired knowledge to write technical and scientific papers
  4. identify the most important data after data search procedure
  5. analyze the needs for development of new products
  6. write an technical essay on the process of developing a technical product

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are organized through 2 teaching cycles. The first cycle consists of 7 weeks of classes and mid-term exam, a second cycle of 6 weeks of classes and final exam. Classes are conducted through a total of 15 weeks with a weekly load of 3 hours.


Examination consists of mid-term exam and final exam.


During the semester, students write a short seminars in which the ability to independently solve problems is verified.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 0 % 25 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Written 0 % 80 %
Exam: Oral 20 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. How the West became rich ?
  2. Development of science and production
  3. Personal and social infrastructure
  4. Personal and social infrastructure - IT
  5. Writting scientific and professional papers
  6. Data mining
  7. Writing technical essay
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Intellectual property, standards and standardization
  10. Integrated software support with application in power electronics
  11. Development of permanent magnet synchronous machine for ship propulsion
  12. Development of industrial system for testing of electrical machines
  13. Project management
  14. Case study - development of new tramcar TMS 2200
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)


N. Rosenberg, L. E. Birdzell (1993.), Kako se Zapad obogatio, August Cesarec
P. M. Senge (2001.), Peta disciplina, Mozaik knjiga
T. S. Kuhn (1999.), Struktura znanstvenih revolucija, Naklada Jesenski Turk
L. Goodman, R. Ignacio (1999.), Engineering Project Management, CRC Press
P.B. Adamsen (2000.), A Framework for Complex Systems Development, CRC Press

Associate Lecturers


ID 34423
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

87,5 Excellent
75 Very Good
62,5 Good
50 Acceptable