Technical Standardization and Legislative

Course Description

Structure and action of international and regional organizations for standardization. Technical standard application in several fields of electrical engineering. Procedure for Croatian standard approval in field of electrical engineering.

General Competencies

Student will gain basic knowledge in technical standards and organisations that develop standars at global, regional and national levels. They will learn how to use the technical standards in everyday engineering practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. select the main principles of standardization and legislation
  2. evaluate technical standardis in the engineering business
  3. select world standardization organizations and related standards
  4. select European standardization organizations and related standards
  5. select Croatian standardization organizations and related standards
  6. argue on use of defined technical standard

Forms of Teaching


Lectrures are given with the use of powerpoint presentations published on the web pages. The lectures are organized through 3 cycles. The first cycle consists of 4 weeks of lectures and 1st midter. econd cycle has 4 weeks of lectures and 2nd midterm, while 3rd cycle has 4 weeks of lectures and final exam. The lectures are given in total of 15 weeks, three hours per week.


two midterm exams and final exam


Consultation term is determined on the first lecture in agreement with the students.


Students write and present the seminars with the topic of their interest.




Students are learning via seminar, which they write and present. In this way, they learn about the necessity of thorough and deep knowledge.

Grading Method

By decision of the Faculty Council, in the academic year 2019/2020. the midterm exams are cancelled and the points assigned to that component are transferred to the final exam, unless the teachers have reassigned the points and the grading components differently. See the news for each course for information on knowledge rating.
Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Seminar/Project 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Attendance 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
2. Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 30 %
Exam: Written 0 % 80 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Definitions in technical standards
  2. History of standardisation
  3. Existing technical standards at global, European and national level
  4. Existing standards in electrical engeneering at global, European and Croatian level
  5. Organization of global standardization
  6. Regional standardization organizations (example Europe)
  7. National Standards (example Croatia)
  8. Ogranisation of global, regional and national standardization organisations, (CEN, CENELEC, etc.)
  9. NATO standardization organization
  10. Scientific standards
  11. Industrial standards
  12. Harmonisation of technical standards
  13. Croatian standards in electrical engineering
  14. Examples of standards in electrical engineering
  15. Examples of standards in telecommunications

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Electrical Power Engineering (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Wireless Technologies (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)


R. Prasad, S. Ohmori, D. Simunic (2010.), Towards Green ICT, River Publishers
Workshop Committee, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council (1990.), Crossroads of Information Technology Standards, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1990
S. Prakash Sethi (2003.), Setting Global Standards, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey


ID 34355
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L3 e-Learning

Grading System

88 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable