Electric Operation for Ships and Boats

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1EL209

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Electrical Engineering A1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 28 February 2023
Responsible department
Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering, including 60 credits in electrical engineering. In addition 10 credits at Master's level including Power Electronics II. Participation in one of the courses Rotating Electrical Machines and Design of Electric Motors. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe how an electric boat or ship function and its future possibilities,
  • describe the development and function of charging infrastructures at harbours and other marine facilities,
  • identify and compare propulsion systems and hydromechanics in different kinds of electric and fossile driven boats and ships,
  • plan and analyze how an electric boat ride, including charging, could be performed and, from the aspect of the system function, assess which challenges should be considered.


Electric boats and ships, their functions, drivelines, and how they can be charged in harbours. Drivelines and hydromechanics in different variants of electrically and petrol driven boats and ships. Functions of electric boats and ships in marine environments and comparisions with todays technology with diesel and petrol driven ships.


Lectures and seminars.



If there are special reasons for doing so, the examiner may make exceptions from the specified examination method of assessment 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.

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