Course syllabus

Elektroteknikens grunder
Electrical Engineering, Basic Course

MIE012, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2016-04-05

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 electronics today than ever before. Most products, processes, and systems involve one or more of the following items:


To be able to structure and use such technology, the engineer needs basic knowledge of electronics. 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.

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
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 theresult of the two partial exams.

Code: 0110. Name: Electrotechnics, Partial Examination 1.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination with three assignments.
Code: 0210. Name: Electrotechnics, Partial Examination 2.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination with three assignments.
Code: 0310. Name: Laboration Preparation.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0410. Name: Laboratory Exercise.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Required prior knowledge: FMAA01 One Dimensional Analysis, FAF260 Physics, basic course, EDA501 Programming, basic course.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MIE011, MIE030

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Tekn dr Johan Björnstedt,
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