Syllabus for Power Engineering



  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE655
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology G2F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2009-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-10
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2020
  • Entry requirements: 60 credits in science and engineering including a basic course in Electric circuit theory.
  • Responsible department: Department of Electrical Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • explain basic AC theory in three-phase systems,
  • calculate active and reactive effects generated in electrical networks,
  • describe the structure of the three-phase system, including components thereof and their function,
  • perform losses and power flow calculations in transmission lines,
  • calculate losses and power flows in single-phase and three-phase transformers,
  • perform losses and power flow calculations for synchronous generators,
  • describe ethical aspects of electricity generation and consumption.


The electric power system, three phase currents, AC transmission. Single phase equivalent circuits for transformers, rotating machines (motors and generators) cables and transmission lines. Power devices: Transformers, rotating machines, switchgear, transmission lines and ancillary equipment. Ethical aspects of generation and use of electricity. Visit at a substation and at a transformer production site.


Lectures, exercises and study visits with exercises.


Written examination (4 credits) as well as written and oral presentation of assignments (1 credit). 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2020

  • Schavemaker, Pieter; Van der Sluis, Lou Electrical power system essentials

    Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, cop. 2008

    Find in the library


  • Nordling, Carl; Österman, Jonny Physics handbook for science and engineering

    8., [rev.] ed.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2006

    Find in the library


  • Elektriska nät och elkraftteknik

    Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper,