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EI1360 Electric Power Engineering II 7.5 credits

This extends the basic Electric Power Engineering subject by including more applications and more detailed analysis.

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering, åk 3, Conditionally Elective

Degree Programme in Engineering and Economics, åk 3, TIEL, Conditionally Elective


P1 (7.5 hp)


26 Aug 2024
27 Oct 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus EI1360 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course includes the following subjects:

- Components and design in networks and buildings. Typical topology and dimensioning.

- Short-circuit currents. Calculation with short-circuit power and percentage impedance. Balanced and unbalanced faults in three-phase systems. Transient components in fault currents in inductive circuits and from rotating machines. 

- Protection: consequences and protection principles regarding short-circuit and earth-fault currents and touch voltage. 

- Power electronics with a focus on inverters for and mains connection of sources and for motor control. 

- Sources: distributed generation, energy storage, backup power. 

- Drive systems with motor and power electronics, focused mainly on the asynchronous motor.

- Power quality and electromagnetic environment: problems, cause, consequences, mitigation methods. The problems include voltage fluctuations, harmonics, and other disrupting frequencies and transients such as from lightning. The methods handle reduction of cause, increased hardiness, and shielding and overvoltage protection. The focus is mainly on low voltage installations. 

- Rail traction vehicles and power supply systems for railways. Current design with a focus on systems in Sweden. Ongoing and future changes. 

- Electrical vehicles apart other than rail: electric cars, trucks, etc Typical parameters, charging systems, handling of charging infrastructure in the power grids. 

- illumination: light sources, principles of illumination in various contexts.

- Overview of laws, regulations, standard and practice in electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility and contracts.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

- decide appropriate choices of components in power systems and facilities including calculation of load and fault currents with consideration also to safety and the electromagnetic environment 

- for sources and loads such as solar energy, battery storage, drive systems, electrical vehicles and illumination, give an account of the basic characteristics, discuss typical parameters and make common types of calculations

- carry out practical work. For example to examine the properties of a motor in the laboratory and to decide appropriate connection and setting for a motor with associated control equipment and then to carry it out correctly, safely and neatly.

- discuss how power engineering now and in the future supports a sustainable energy system and some existing sustainability issues with for example power grids, sources and energy storage.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in basic power engineering, 8 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course EI1230.

Knowledge in transform methods, 8 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course HF1011. 

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course.

Registering for a course is counted as active participation.

The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.0 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.

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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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.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: