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Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 7.5 credits

Grundkurs i elektroteknik
First cycle, E0013E
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Electrical Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and basic mathematics (M0049M Linear Algebra and Differential Equations); especially required knowledge of linear algebra, complex analysis and ordinary differential equations.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

  The student should

  • be able to analyse and perform analysis of linear circuits for direct and alternating current in stationary and transient states,
  • be able to use node and mesh analysis for calculations in electrical networks consisting of linear components for both direct and alternating current,
  • be able to analyse circuits including ideal operation amplifiers for both stationary, transient and harmonic states,
  • be able to use a Spice based simulation software for analysis and design of electrical circuits,
  • be able to perform analysis of balanced and unbalanced three-phase systems, ideal transformers and basic DC and AC motors,
  • be able to demonstrate laboratory skills by designing and building electrical circuits on prototype boards and using oscilloscopes, function generators and multimeters to measure various electrical entities. 

Electrical engineering is a vast area and the content of the course are therefore restricted to analysis of linear circuits. The course covers DC and AC voltage analysis for stationary and transient processes. The course also includes a electical power part that covers basic concepts in electromechanics and rotating machinery. The course used Matlab as a tool to make calculations and to collect and present measurement results from the laboratory work included. The course covers concepts as circuit theorems, constitutive relations for passive components, mesh- and nodal analysis, transient processes, operational amplifiers, the complex method, active and passive filters of different order, resonant circuits, complex power, transformers, direct and alternating current machines and the three-phase system.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching consists of lectures - lectures combined with problem solving - and four mandatory labs in groups of 2-3 students. Three of the four labs will be presented in report form. The course emphasizes individual problem solving, work in groups and the handling of modern laboratory measuring equipment.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

A summative assessment is done through a combination of completed laboratory sessions (U G) and a written exam with differentiated grades (U 3 4 5). 

The course can not be included in the degree together with one of the Electrical Engineering courses E0012E/E0001E/SME093 or Elkretsteorikursen E0003E/SME096.

Torbjörn Löfqvist

Transition terms
The course E0013E is equal to E0006E

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1
Recommended literature: * Rizzoni G., Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering,
6:th ed, McGraw-Hill ISBN 9789814577410.

Alternative literature: * Rizzoni G., Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering,
(äldre upplaga) 5:th ed, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0071254447.

* Nilsson N.J. and Riedel S.A.: Electric Circuits,ISBN 9781408295878.

* Alexander C.K., Fundamentals of Electric Circuits,
6th ed., McGraw-Hill, ISBN 9781259251320.

* Sadiku M.N.O., Applied Circuit Analysis,1st ed., McGraw-Hill, ISBN 9780071317825.

Course plan and solutions to problems will only be available to the recommended literature.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Laboratory workU G#2.50MandatoryA09
0003Written examG U 3 4 55.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 15 Dec 2008

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 16 Feb 2021