Course syllabus


EEK150 EEK150 Power engineering, design project lp2 HT21 (7.5 hp)

Course is offered by the department of Electrical Engineering

See Syllabus and Schedule in PEDP_EEK150_PM_2021_SP2_V5 28 Sep.pdf 

Contact details

Course staff, Name, Telephone, Email

Examiner: Sonja Tidblad Lundmark,   772 16 51,

Project supervisors:

Project 3                

Torbjörn Thiringer, 772 16 44,

Fredrik Larsson,

Robert Karlsson, 772 16 46,

Project 8                

Ola Carlson, 772 16 37,


Technical communication workshop and Group Diversity workshop teacher:

Rebecca Bergman,  772 26 44,

Sustainable aspects workshop teacher:

Jimmy Ehnberg, 772 16 56,

Code of ethics andWriting modules teacher:

Sonja Tidblad Lundmark, 772 16 51,

Course purpose

Course content:

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.

Course Aim:

The course intends to train creativity and cooperation in treating a practical problem 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. Teamwork and collaboration in groups with different compositions are important in the course as well as presentation of the result, both in written and oral form.



Course literature

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

Course design

The course is basically run in project form with different supervisors in different projects. Several compulsory workshops are given in the course to facilitate the writing and other aspects covered in the course. 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 and in some projects study visits will also be included. The project groups meet with their supervisors about 4 hours/week. The rest of the time is self-governed work. All students must write a personal diary and time report, this should be collected within the group and send to the supervisor once a week.

Changes made since the last occasion

Self-study modules for Ethics and Writing instead of the writing lecture and the ethics workshop.

Learning objectives and syllabus

Learning objectives:


1. Work in teams and collaborate in groups with different compositions to solve practical problems in the field of electric power engineering, often connected to environmental technology
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. Demonstrate ability, at design in electric power engineering, to make assessments with regard to sustainable development and ethical aspects, by:
     - Reflect and critically evaluate various relevant dimensions of sustainable development
     - Describe and analyze possible ethical consequences and propose countermeasures
     - Perform scientific writing in an ethically justifiable manner, e.g., related to plagiarism and authorship
     - Apply ethical principles to data collection, analysis and presentation of results
5. Elaborate a technical report in which the chosen solution is motivated
6. Present and defend the chosen project solution for an audience ranging from management to engineering colleagues

Link to the syllabus on Studieportalen.

Study plan

If the course is a joint course (Chalmers and Göteborgs Universitet) you should link to both syllabus (Chalmers and Göteborgs Universitet).

Examination form

Written planning report, report, individual reflection, and oral presentation. Approved quiz regarding writing a technical report. 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. Active participation also includes attendance at all compulsory scheduled occasions for the course and meeting the deadlines.

Course summary:

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