Course syllabus

Electrical Engineering

ESSF15, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2017-03-27

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: E3
Elective for: W4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0112. Name: Continuous Examination and Laboratory Work.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0212. Name: Electrical Energineering.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: TH.


Required prior knowledge: ESS010, EITA35 Electronics and ESSF01 Analogue Circuits or equivalent.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ESS060

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Olof Samuelsson,
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