High voltage technology

€ 1.625 excl. VAT
8 colleges
Master lecture serie

Gain insight into the nature of electric fields, the effect on insulation material and the construction principles derived from them.

Fields and high voltage constructions

This course presents both the basic principles of high voltage science and details with the practical application of this knowledge. Understanding of electrical fields and the application of different tools in designing high voltage components are important in making reliable solutions for electric power industry.


The following topics are discussed:

  • Electric fields
  • Breakdown mechanisms in vacuum, gasses and liquids
  • Lightning phenomena
  • Breakdown of solids; discharges and lifespan issues
  • Combinations of materials; practical applications in power transformers, switches, cables, mountings and feedthrough insulators etcetera
  • Design procedures


You have insight into the relevant aspects of high voltage. With 'Hoogspanning I' you acquire the basic knowledge that will be useful in your further professional career in this field.

Intended for

These lecture series are intended for engineers (TU/HTO) in electrotechnical engineering or physics, who are involved in the testing of high-voltage equipment.

The lecture consists of two-hour lectures, interspersed with demonstrations in the high-voltage laboratory. There is ample opportunity for discussion during the lecture.
This master lecture series is open to participants PAO Techniek en Management. Regular students of the TU will attend the lecture series too.

The lectures will be taught in English.

This master lecture series consists of 3-hour lectures, once a week on Friday afternoon. On Monday afternoon there is a 1-hour simulation lecture, this lecture is optional for PAOTM participants. The teacher will explain this during the first lecture.

The exam is on request and not mandatory.

In cooperation with Delft University of Technology.

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  • The latest post-academic knowledge and skills
  • Focused on questions that arise in a technical environment
  • Interactive and directly applicable in practice
  • Top teachers from science, research and business

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  • "Although the course is in English, it is easy to follow. The experiments in the lab provide more clarity and are a good variety."
    Arno van Kalkeren
    Qirion BV

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