Course: Railway Vehicle Operation

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Course title Railway Vehicle Operation
Course code KKS/PKV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Heller Petr, Doc. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Weekly lecture contents - see Courseware.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Individual study
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 35 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 45 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Knowledge in the range of the previous study at the university is supposed.
general eligibility
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Knowledge of operation of rail vehicles in Czech Republik and EU is required.
general eligibility
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Individual study
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Danzer, Jiří. Elektrická trakce III. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2003. ISBN 80-7082-945-1.
  • Danzer, Jiří. Elektrická trakce II.. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2001. ISBN 80-7082-814-5.
  • Danzer, Jiří. Elektrická trakce I. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2000. ISBN 80-7082-633-9.
  • Dostál, Josef; Heller, Petr. Kolejová vozidla I. null. V Plzni : Západočeská univerzita, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7043-520-5.
  • Heller, Petr; Dostál, Josef. Kolejová vozidla III. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2011. ISBN 978-80-261-0028-7.
  • Heller, Petr; Dostál Josef. Kolejová vozidla II. ZČU Plzeň, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7043-641-7.
  • Hudeček, Milan; Štajer, Vojtěch. Provoz kolejových vozidel. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2000. ISBN 80-7082-621-5.
  • Jansa, František. Dynamika a energetika elektrické trakce. Vyd. 1. Praha : Nakladatelství dopravy a spojů, 1980.

Study plans that include the course
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