Ultimate Electrical Design and Fundamentals

Master the Essentials: Electrical Systems - Theory and Design Calculations (more contents will be added weekly)
(13) Ratings
2,813 students
Created by Hiew Wing Fatt

What you'll learn

  • Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits: Understand Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Laws, and Thevenin’s Theorem to analyze and solve electrical circuits.
  • AC Circuit Analysis: Master the analysis of AC circuits with resistive, inductive, and capacitive components, calculating power and power factor.
  • Three-Phase Systems: Learn the principles of three-phase circuits, including connections, power measurement, and power factor correction.
  • Harmonics and Mitigation: Grasp the concept of harmonics, their effects, and strategies to mitigate harmonics in electrical systems.
  • Energy Measurement: Explore various energy measurement methods, including electromechanical, electronic, and smart energy meters.
  • HT and LT Distribution: Differentiate between high-tension (HT) and low-tension (LT) distribution systems and their applications.
  • Per Unit System Basics: Learn the concept of the per unit system and its importance in power system analysis.
  • Switchgear and Protection: Explore the role of switchgear in electrical systems and the importance of protection devices.
  • Distribution System Types: Understand radial, ring, and mesh distribution systems in electrical power networks.
  • Fault Current Calculation: Calculate three-phase fault current and MVA using per unit values for power system protection.
  • Types of Circuit Breakers: Understand various circuit breaker types, including air, vacuum, and SF6 circuit breakers.
  • Switchboard and Switchgear Assemblies: Learn about high and low voltage switchgear assemblies.
  • Protection Systems: Understand the purpose of protection systems and their components, including relays and transformers.
  • Protection Schemes: Explore protection schemes, including overcurrent, earth fault, and differential protection.
  • Transformer Basics: Learn about distribution transformers, their types, and protection methods.
  • Cable Joints and Terminations: Explore methods for joining and terminating cables in electrical installations.
  • Earthing Systems: Learn about substation and system earthing, including the role of earthing conductors and circuit protective conductors (CPC).
  • Cable Construction and Types: Understand the construction, insulation materials, and specifications of electrical cables.
  • Electrical Installation Design Sequence: Understanding steps in designing electrical installations, ensuring a systematic approach to the process.
  • Determine Load Characteristics: Analyzing and calculating electrical load requirements for installations, considering equipment and load diversity.
  • Determine Supply Characteristics: Identifying and assessing power supply characteristics, such as voltage levels, frequency, and reliability.
  • Electrical Installation Outline: Creating an initial plan for installations, detailing the placement of components, circuits, and connections.
  • Power Distribution Design: Planning the distribution of electrical power, addressing cable routing, conductor sizing, and selecting distribution equipment.
  • Use Standard Final Circuits: Incorporating standard final circuits into designs, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Isolation and Switching Requirements: Defining requirements for isolation and switching mechanisms, prioritizing safety and functionality.
  • Final Assessment and Client Review: Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the design and reviewing it with the client for alignment.
  • Design calculations
  • Electrical design
  • Departure from Local Electrical Standards: Addressing deviations from local standards, documenting and justifying any departures appropriately.
  • Fault calculations
  • Cable sizing
  • Shock protection
This course includes:
15 total hours on-demand video
0 articles
36 downloadable resources
248 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • No electrical engineering experience required – I’ll teach you everything you need to know
  • A PC or Handphone with access to internet
  • I’ll walk you through, step-by-step how to do calculations, design, and test electrical installations


This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with a deep and holistic understanding of electrical systems, covering key aspects such as theory, design, safety, installation, and testing. Participants will embark on a journey through the fundamental principles and example of applications that form the backbone of electrical engineering.

  • Electrical Systems Theory: Participants will delve into the theoretical foundations of electrical systems, exploring concepts such as circuit theory, network theorems, and analysis methods. The course will provide a solid grounding in the principles governing electrical systems, ensuring a strong theoretical foundation for subsequent modules.

  • Design Principles: Building upon the theoretical framework, this segment focuses on the design principles of electrical systems. Participants will learn to conduct load calculations, select appropriate equipment, and create efficient layouts. Emphasis will be placed on adhering to industry standards and codes to ensure safe and reliable system designs.

  • Safety Protocols: The course prioritizes safety in electrical systems. Participants will learn about shock protection, fault current protection, and the implementation of safety measures in electrical installations. Practical scenarios and case studies will be employed to reinforce the importance of safety practices in the field.

  • Installation Guides: Practical skills take center stage as participants master electrical installation techniques. From simple installations to final circuits, the course will cover wiring methods, and connection practices to ensure participants are adept at translating design concepts into real-world applications.

Who this course is for:

  • If you want to learn electrical circuit theory
  • If you want to learn how to design electrical distribution system
  • If you want to learn how to test and electrical installation
  • If you are an electrical technician or engineer who wants to attain a qualified license in electrical profession
  • If you want to learn about electrical machines
  • If you want to learn about earthing systems
  • If you want to learn about switchgears
  • If you want to learn about protective devices
  • If you want to learn about design calculations
  • If you want to refresh your electrical engineering fundamentals
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