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EEK565 - Electric power engineering
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIELL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0102 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   04 Jun 2015 am L,  16 Apr 2015 am L,  25 Aug 2015 am L
0202 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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Civilingenjör  Aleksander Bartnicki

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In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Electric circuit theory corresponding to LEU470 Electrical circuits and LEU460 Electrical engineering.


The course shall give the basic knowledge in electric power engineering which is needed for professional electrical engineers.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  1. Carry out calculations on: Three phase system, active and reactive power, phase-compensation, voltage drop, transmission on cables and overhead lines.
    - Describe the basic structure of the electric power system, the electric power production and consumption in Sweden, the characteristics of cables and overhead lines.

  2. Carry out calculations on: Equivalent circuit of transformers, voltage drop, losses, three-phase connections and autotransformers.
    - Apply: Impedance transformation.
    - Explaine: The function of a transformer.

  3. Carry out calculations for the induction machine on: Equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics and point of operation, start performance, no-load condition, operation with frequency converter and grid integration.
    - Explain: The design and working principles of the induction machine, start methods and the single phase induction motor.

  4. Carry out calculations for the direct current (DC) machine on: Equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics and point of operation, speed control and grid control.
    - Explain: The design and working principles of the DC machine and the universal motor.

  5. Explain: The design and working principles of the synchronous generator.

  6. Carry out calculations on: Single and three phase diode rectifier and DC/DC-converters with voltage and current time-functions.
    - Describe the basic function of components and converters, harmonics, applications and pulse width modulation (PWM).

  7. Carry out calculations on: Three phase short circuits.
    - Describe: The theory behind short circuits.

  8. Describe: Principles for electrical installations and equipment used.

  9. Conduct: Electric power laboratory experiments considering the personal safety and the equipment integrity.
    - Apply: Relevant parts of laws and statutes related to electrical installations.
    - Explain: Fuses, grounding systems, ground fault breakers and risks associated with electrical installations.

  10. Perform: Project work in small groups with given input data. Present the obtained results orally.


  • Electric power systems: Electric supply, Power networks, Transmission capacity, Voltage drop, Losses and Phase compensation.

  • Power system components: Transformers, Cables and Overhead lines.

  • Electrical drives: Induction machine, DC-machine, Synchronous generator, Speed regulation.

  • Power electronics: PWM-principles, Components, DC-converters, Rectifiers, Inverters.

  • Safety: Safety instructions, Risks and protection.


Lectures, tutorials, project work and laboratory experiments



Compendium: Elteknik; compendium: A. Bartnicki, Dimensionering av elektriska anläggningar; tutorial exercises: Elkraftsteknik



Written examination. Grades: Fail, 3, 4 or 5. Approved laboratory exercises and project. Participation in study visit.


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