Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. ESSF15 overlaps following cours/es: ESS060. Compulsory for: E3. Optional for: W4es. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Olof Samuelsson,, Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation. Recommended prerequisits: ESS010 Electronics and ESSF01 Analogue Circuits or equivalent. Assessment: Laboratory work and two written partial exams give the grade three during the course. For higher grades, or if any of the partial exams is not passed, there will be a written exam. Home page:

The course is aiming at giving basic knowledge of the electric energy system and its use in society. It is aiming at identifying and explaining technology and systems for generation, transmission, and use of electric energy and the models thereof from an engineering point of view.

Relation to other compulsory courses in Electrical Engineering

The course connects to the course

The course is very relevant for sustainable development. Electric energy is the most important form of energy for our prosperity. The course describes generation, transmission and use of electricity and also solutions that minimise energy use and environmental impact.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be able to

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The use of energy from wind, water, coal, oil, nuclear power and sun in various aspects as renewability, environment, and prospects. Assessment of the proportions of energy used for various purposes. The energy use in buldings is emphasized.

Systems for generation and transmission of electric energy. Operating principals of various energy consumers like motors, heaters, heating and lighting.

Description, modelling and analysis of AC and DC machines, transformers, and AC and DC power electronic converters.

Alaküla M, Gertmar L, Samuelsson O: Elenergiteknik, KFS AB.