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HE1032 Electric Power Engineering I 8.0 credits

This cours is about how electric energy supports our everyday life and how it is transmitted from power plants to our computers, mobile phone chargers and electric cars. We look in behind the power socket and learn how to control the current is controlled in efficient and safe waysl Without a reliable electric energy supply wouldn’t life be as comfortable and safe.
However, we are also facing new challenges, e.g smart grids that enable the users also to be producers. Solar panels, wind mills and smart heating boilers that also produce electricity can play an important role. In this course we give you the basic skills for becoming a master of electric energy!

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HE1032 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Single phase and three-phase AC
  • Transformers
  • DC-machines
  • Induction machines
  • Phase compensation
  • Synchronous machines
  • Three-phase transmission
  • Short circuit power
  • Power electronics

Intended learning outcomes

After the project course the student should know:

  • The principles of electric power distribution to all parts of a society in a sustainable and environmentally sound way.
  • How to select electrical equipment e.g. for buildings, industries and transportation.
  • Specify e.g electric motors frequency converters, wiring and switches.
  • Use, maintain and troubleshoot electrical apparatus for transmission, distribution and use of electric energy.
  • The legislation and rules for electrical installations, in order to obtain safety and reliability.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entrance requirements. - successful completion of upper secondary education, knowledge of Swedish and English and basic knowledge in electric circuits

Recommended prerequisites

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  • Elkraftteknik (301s), Thomas Franzén och Sivert Lundgren,
    Studentlitteratur, ISBN: 9789144018041

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 - Lab Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed examination (TEN1), passed labs (LAB1) and passed presentation of the project task (PRO1).

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 web

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Course web HE1032

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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