Course syllabus


EEN120 EEN120 Recent advances in electric power engineering lp4 VT22 (7.5 hp)

Course is offered by the department of Electrical Engineering

See course PM v2 EEN120_PM_2022_SP4_V2.pdf

Contact details

Course staff:     Name                                 Telephone   Email

Examiner:               Sonja Tidblad Lundmark   772 16 51


Project supervisors:

Project 1   is cancelled              


Project 2                 Jimmy Ehnberg                  772 16 56


Course purpose

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.



Course literature

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

Course design

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.

Course organization:

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 2 hours/week. The rest of the time is self-governed work. In some projects study visits will also be included.

Changes made since the last occasion

This is a new course. But there are similarities to the old course EEK150.

Learning objectives and syllabus

Learning objectives:

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

Link to the syllabus on Studieportalen.

Study plan

Examination form

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.

Course summary:

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