The course aims to provide appropriate
tools for the design of the electrification of a mass transit system (passenger
and freight), both rail and road. 
Downstream from the treatment
of the main electrical systems used for vehicles equipped with electric motors fed by an internal and external (traction
line) energy source, the student is required to simulate rail vehicle operating
Subsequently, having dealt
with the main rail electrification systems, the student must then design a
railway electrification of a predefined track referring to the simulation
described above.

The module aims to illustrate the basic
principles of electrification of a mass transit line (passenger and freight)
both by rail and road. Focus is on: the main characteristics of the railway
superstructure and traction lines; the structure of primary lines and interconnections
in AT / MT with electrical substations, the main components of the substations’
power supply to the contact lines and the structure of the latter, the
protection and control system both electrified in d.c. and a.c. The main causes
of interference and the measures to be implemented are analyzed with a view to
their solution. The module ends with some mention of the feasibility of railway