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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

  Study programme, year:  1 2 3

Study programme syllabus for
TIELL - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Academic year: 2019/2020
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-13 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2019/2020

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility


Specific entry requirements:

gy11; Områdesbehörighet A9, Behörighetskurser: Matematik 4, Fysik 2, Kemi 1
Slutbetyg; Fysik B, Kemi A, Matematik D

General organization:


The program aims at developing the knowledge, skills and approach needed for a successful career as a functional and responsible electrical engineer. The education should be application-oriented, where practical and theoretical elements are combined into a creative and engineering approach, and have such a structure and content that the electrical engineer is attractive in the labor market and well aware of the role and opportunities of technology for sustainable development of the society. The studies should also promote both short term and long term personal development.


Learning outcome:

After completing the education, the student should have reached a broad competence in electrical engineering, with theoretical knowledge, experimental experiences, practical skills as well as good ability to communicate. The student should acquire basic competence in the areas (and also deepen her/his competences in one of them): electronics design, control engineering, telecommunications and electrical power technology, and, in her/his future profession within the chosen area specialisation, be able to contribute to continued electrification and digitalisation leading to a positive development of the society.

In order to train the student in problem-solving methods and the use of analytical and computer-based tools in the engineering courses, the program contains courses in computer programming and mathematics. The hand-on usage of simulation programs is incorporated in engineering courses.

In order to prepare the student for their engineering role in the society (and also further education), the education programme, in addition to engineering courses, also contains courses in the English language, environment and sustainable development, economics and organisation, as well as course parts with engineering ethics and communication.

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, the student must demonstrate the knowledge and ability required to work independently as an engineer, which is expressed as learning outcomes cathegorised as Knowledge and understanding, Competence and skills, and Judgment and approach.

Upon completion of the education programme, the student shall:
Knowledge and understanding

  • demonstrate knowledge of the scientific basis and proven experience of the field of electrical engineering, and, within the chosen area of ​​specialisation, knowledge of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and relevant knowledge in mathematics and science,
Competence and skills
  • show, in the chosen area of ​​specialisation, the ability to independently and creatively identify, formulate and handle problems and analyse and evaluate various electrical engineering solutions,
  • demonstrate the ability to use measurement equipment and computer aids (e.g. mathematics programs and circuit simulation programs) in electrical engineering problems,
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and, with adequate methods, perform tasks within given frames and constraints,
  • demonstrate the ability to (in basic electrical engineering and within the chosen field of specialisation) critically and systematically use knowledge and to model, simulate, predict and evaluate events based on relevant information,
  • demonstrate the ability to design and manage electrotechnical products, processes and systems with regard to human pre-conditions and needs and society's goals for economic, social and ecologically sustainable development,
  • demonstrate the ability to design and manage electrotechnical products, processes and systems which through increasing digitalisation and electrification contribute to the development of the society,
  • demonstrate the ability to teamwork and collaborations in groups of various compositions,
  • demonstrate the ability to verbally and in writing account for and discuss information, problems and solutions in dialogue with different groups, in both Swedish and English language,
Judgement and approach
  • demonstrate the ability to make judgments with regard to relevant scientific (in the field of electrical engineering), social and ethical aspects,
  • show insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and people's responsibility for its use, including social and economic aspects, and environmental and work environment aspects,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for additional knowledge (within and outside the chosen area of ​​specialisation) and to continuously develop her/his skills, and
  • be able to discuss the societal opportunities and consequences of digitalisation and electrification, in particular from an electrical engineer's perspective.


Extent: 180.0 c



During the final semester in year 3, a 15 credits degree project is completed. The work is done individually or in groups of two students. The degree project should preferably be carried out at an external company. To be admitted to start with the degree project, the student must have passed courses comprising at least 120 credits. Depending on the chosen project, there may also be specific course requirements.


Courses valid the academic year 2019/2020:

See study programme




Programme concentrations:

The electrical engineering program offers two concentrations in year 3: Common branch of study and Electrical engineering.

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of bachelor of science in engineering, concentration Electrical engineering:
Passed courses comprising 180 credits
Degree project 15 credits
Courses in mathematics, at least 15 credits
Courses in theme Environment 7,5 credits
Passed courses at Chalmers comprising at least 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering. The main field of study, Electrical Engineering, is stated in the degree certificate.

Other information:

The program comprises three years of full-time study. The program starts with an introductory course, in which the students are introduced to university studies, new study friends, the field of electrical engineering, and are trained in written and oral communication.

Year 1 comprises basic courses on computer programming, computer engineering, circuit theory and electronics (including knowledge of electrical safety regulations for laboratory activities), logic control technology (including engineering ethics), English language, and mathematics as preparation for studies in year 2. All courses in year 1 are compulsory.

In year 2, the education is clearly profiled towards electrical engineering topics with more advanced circuit theory and electronics, basics in electromagnetics, dynamical systems and control engineering, measurement technology, telecommunication and electrical power technology. Also included are mathematical methods (transform theory, statistics) and a course in sustainable development. All courses in year 2 are compulsory.

In year 3, the students choose between two programme concentrations (study specialisations): Electrical engineering and Common branch of study. Electrical engineering concentration is focused on electric power technology and has mainly compulsory courses, while Common branch concentration has both compulsory and optional courses, and enables the student to focus on areas other than power technology. Both concentrations have two joint courses that prepare the student for some general aspects of the engineering profession: English for professional life, and Economics and organisation.

In the third year, it is possible for the student to carry out one semester or both semesters at another university abroad.

Depending on which courses are chosen in year 3, the student is enable to continue with studies at the advanced level (master level) at Chalmers.

The education programme contains courses where English is used as the main language. The course literature, independent of the course's main language, is in either Swedish or English.

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