Course syllabus

Elektroteknikens grunder
Electrical Engineering, Basic Course

EIEF35, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: M3, MD3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Mechanical engineers need to use more electrical engineering today than ever before. Most products, processes, and systems involve one or more of the following items:

To be able to design and use such technology, the engineer needs basic knowledge of electrical engineering. The aim of this course is to give a broad knowledge of the wide field from Ohm’s law to computer-based control of servo motors. The course is also a starting point for advanced courses in electric power systems, power electronics and electrical machines.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


DC: Current, voltage, resistance. Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws. Electric energy, power and efficiency. Practical circuit computations.

AC: Measurement methods. Time, frequency, the j omega-method. Three phase. Active, reactive, apparent power and power factor.

Electronics: Diode, AC-DC converter, the transistor as a switch, OP-amplifiers. Bode diagram.

Digital systems: Binary code, Boolean algebra, states, programmable circuits. The microprocessor. Control using PLC (Programmable Logic Circuits).

Electric machines and power electronics: Industrial drive systems: electromagnetic force, fundamental electrical machines, power electronic components and circuits, control.

Measurement technology: Sensors. Measurement of electric and non-electric variables.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Passed laboratory work including preparatory tests and two written partial exams. Material from the first partial exam might occur also in the second one. The grade for the course is based on the weighted mean of the result of the two partial exams.

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: 0117. Name: Electrotechnics, Partial Examination 1.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination with three assignments.
Code: 0217. Name: Electrotechnics, Partial Examination 2.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination with three assignments.
Code: 0317. Name: Laboratory Exercise.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0417. Name: Laboration Preparation.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Assumed prior knowledge: FMAA01 One Dimensional Analysis.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MIE012, MIE011, MIE030

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Tekn dr Johan Björnstedt,
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