Infrastructure for Electric Propulsion

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1EL206

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, 27 January 2023
Responsible department
Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering, including 60 credits in electrical engineering. 10 credits at advanced level in electrical engineering (may be taken in parallel). Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe different charging possibilities, dynamic and static, for different electric vehicles,
  • critically discuss and compare different charging options with regard to technology, economy, ethics and the environment, as well as critically analyze the need for infrastructure expansion,
  • describe the power grid construction and, based on the calculations, plan and design infrastructure for large-scale electrification of the automotive industry based on, for example, charging capacity,
  • analyse nano- och microgrids for charging of electrcal vehicles,
  • asses and evaluate components and communication protocols needed for different charging options.


How electric vehicles can be charged from different levels of the electricity grid and what infrastructure may be needed in society for this. Static and dynamic charging, charging of different vehicle types, challenges with large-scale electrification of the vehicle fleet, different types of chargers, charging sequences, communication protocols, SOC (state of charge) for the battery, efficiency, power and energy, power quality, grid stability, grid constraints and discussion of various ethical and environmental aspects of charging.


Lectures (2credits), written assignments (3 credits).


Written exam.

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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