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LEU460 - Electrical engineering
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-11 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
0104 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   29 Oct 2014 pm L,  05 Jan 2015 pm L,  19 Aug 2015 am L
0204 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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Univ lektor  Arto Heikkilä

Course evaluation:


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

LEU470 (or corresponding skills).


General knowledge in electrical engineering comprises e.g. calculation methods based on complex numbers for alternating current circuits, and concepts & principles of electromagnetic fields. The course aims at students acquiring a good knowledge in these areas, as well as good skills in theoretical and practical work on small-signal amplifiers and voltage regulators. This provides a good basis for further studies in electrical engineering (in particular circuit design, telecommunication and power engineering).

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

  • apply complex phasors in calculations on AC circuits

  • analyze (theoretically and by measurement based methods) resonance circuits and perform power matching

  • explain the working principles of diodes and the MOS-transistor

  • analyze, design, and perform laboratory work on simple small-signal amplifiers with transistor and OP-amplifier as the active component

  • analyze and perform laboratory work on simple voltage regulators 

  • use the concept of the electromagnetic field to describe electromagnetic interaction and energy transfer

  • apply Gauss' law, Ampere's law and Faraday's law in simple geometries

  • apply field-theoretical concepts and principles to describe physical processes in DC-circuits (e.g. power in a resistor, energy storage in capacitors and inductors, power transfer guided by wires)

  • describe the frequency dependence of the impedance in resistors, capacitors and coils

  • apply Hopkinson's law in calculations on magnetic circuits


Circuit theory: Circuit analysis using complex phasors, maximum-power transfer, resonance, transfer function.

Electronics: OP-amplifier circuits, non-ideal properties of OP-amplifiers, pn-junction, diodes, MOS-transistor, bipolar transistor, transistor amplifier circuits, voltage regulators (switched). 

Electromagnetics: Forces and the field concept. Electric and magnetic fields in simple geometries (Gauss' law, Ampere's law), displacement current, power transfer (Poynting vector), induction (Faraday's law, Lenz' law), skin effect, equivalent circuits for a non-ideal resistor, capacitor and inductor, magnetic circuits (Hopkinson's law).


The course consists of lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratory work.


L. Bergström, L. Nordlund: Ellära: Krets- och fältteori (3rd. ed., Liber)

B. Molin: Analog elektronik (2nd ed., Studentlitteratur)


Written exam. Compulsory presentation of results from laboratory work. To pass the course both a passed exam and passed laboratory work are required. The final grade is based on the results of the written exam.

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