EH2221 The Sustainable Electric Power Engineer 1.5 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

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P1 (0.4 credits), P2 (0.4 credits)

    Spring 20 P3 (0.4 credits), P4 (0.3 credits)

  • Application code

    50913

  • Start date

    26/08/2019

  • End date

    01/06/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Kateryna Morozovska <kmor@kth.se>

    Patrik Hilber <hilber@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Open for TELPM and double degree students studying with TELPM.

    Incoming or outgoing students that only follow one year of the Masters program in Electric Power Engineering (TELPM) and therefore cannot take course EH2220.

  • Part of programme

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (0.4 credits), P2 (0.4 credits)

    Spring 19 P3 (0.4 credits), P4 (0.3 credits)

  • Application code

    51020

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

    Kateryna Morozovska <kmor@kth.se>

    Patrik Hilber <hilber@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Open for TELPM and double degree students studying with TELPM.

    Incoming or outgoing students that only follow one year of the Masters program in Electric Power Engineering (TELPM) and therefore cannot take course EH2220.

  • Part of programme

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.

Disposition

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

Eligibility

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

Recommended prerequisites

None

Literature

Tillhandahålls vid kursstart.

Required equipment

None

Examination

  • UPP1 - 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

Contact

HT16: Lars Nordström (larsno@kth.se), HT17: Patrik Hilber (hilber@kth.se)

Examiner

Patrik Hilber <hilber@kth.se>

Add-on studies

None

Version

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