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EEN120 - Recent advances in electric power engineering
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Syllabus adopted 2021-02-10 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPEPO
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Application code: 21127
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0121 Project 7,5c Grading: UG   7,5c    

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Sonja Lundmark


General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is only open to students admitted to MPEPO. The student should have passed a basic course in electric power engineering and one or two power engineering courses appropriate for the assigned project.


The course intends to train creativity in treating a technical problem regarding recent advances in the field of electric power engineering, often connected to environmental technology. This shall be done by applying knowledge from earlier courses and by seeking additional information needed for the problem in question. The course shall give possibilities to solve problems where creativity is important. It is important to be able to solve technical problems independently or through group collaboration in the course as well as to present the result, both in written and oral form.

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

1. Work independently or in teams to solve technical problems in the field of electric power engineering, contributing to sustainable development
2. Make sustainable choices of solutions and justifications due to relevant criteria's of the problems and opportunities associated with the use of different electric power components and systems
3. Identify, select and use different tools for analysis of the problem
4. Reflect over technical choices from an ethical perspective and sustainable aspects
5. Summarize and discuss the outcome of the project in a scientific report in an ethically justifiable manner, e.g., related to plagiarism and authorship
6. Present and defend the chosen project solution for an audience ranging from management to engineering colleagues


The projects are not fixed and may vary from year to year. A list of suitable projects will be presented before the beginning of the course on the course homepage. The different projects have different aims. The project could consist of experiments, design, construction and testing of prototypes and usage of computers for computation (design & construction) and simulation (experiments & testing). During the whole project minutes shall be kept of the continuing work. A report shall be written and finally the result shall be presented orally at a seminar. The course includes a self-study module on ethics and writing in electric power engineering.


The course is basically run in project form with different supervisors in different projects. The students may in consultation with the supervisor use the capacity (both staff and equipment) of the division. Cooperation with trade and industry may also occur. The project groups meet with their supervisors about 4 hours/week. The rest of the time is self-governed work. In some projects study visits will also be included.


The course literature will be decided by the supervisors of the separate projects.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written report and oral presentation. Grading: UG - Fail, pass. To be approved in the course active participation (high attendance) in the project work and a satisfactory presentation of the result are required.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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