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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 17 for programme students

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 main content

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.


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


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

Recommended prerequisites



Tillhandahålls vid kursstart.

Required equipment



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

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.

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering


Lars Nordström (, Patrik Hilber (, Kateryna Morozovska (


Patrik Hilber <>

Add-on studies



Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.