EH2220 The Sustainable Electric Power Engineer 3.0 credits

Den hållbara ingenjören i elkraftteknik

The course aims to give students the opportunity to study electric power engineering's role in society  from a variety of viewpoints, and also to provide an opportunity to reflect on their own development and education. 

The course is based on 8 sections, and runs for 2 years. During each section a topic is presented, and the students write a short report on the topic, and discuss these reports in a group with a teacher.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is spread over two years, that is, eight periods. Each period covers a different topic. The main topics of the course are: the role of technology and the role of engineers in the society, social and ethical aspects, our responsibility for how technology is used, the international labor market, culture and communication

To enhance the connection to relevant industry, the course includes a study trip.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Understand and discuss key issues of the role of engineers in the society.
  • Understand the role of electric power engineering in society, and its role in achieving economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development.
  • Be aware of and show respect to scientific, social and ethical aspects of research and development.
  • Be aware of our responsibility for how technology is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and safety aspects.
  • Be aware of the ethical and cultural issues and differences in an international environment.
  • Discuss and lead discussion on high level considering the above topics, present arguments based on scientific results.

Course Disposition

Eight seminars with teacher led discussion, home assignments with self-reflection

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed Bachelor's degree (180 higher education credits), or equivalent academic qualifications. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Recommended prerequisites

None

Equipment

None

Literature

Tillhandahålls vid kursstart.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • UPP1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • UPP2 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Participation in all seminars, submitted and approved home assignments. The grading is based on the student’s active participation in the discussions and on the quality of the submitted reports.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Patrik Hilber

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EH2220

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

None

Contact

Lars Nordström (larsno@kth.se), Patrik Hilber (hilber@kth.se), Kateryna Morozovska (kmor@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see:
http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.