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Electrical Engineering and Electromagnetic Field Theory 7.5 credits

Elektroteknik och elfältteori
First cycle, F0054T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

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 courses in calculus, algebra, analysis and ordinary differential equations corresponding to the courses M0029M, M0030M, M0031M, M0032M. Alternatively, corresponding mathematics for the secondary education program, for example U0002P, U0021P, M0033M.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

Knowledge and understanding
●       Knowledge of components of linear electrical circuits
●       Knowledge of methods for calculations on linear circuits
●       Understand how electrical fields are produced and how they are affected by dielctric materials
●       Understand how magnetic fields are produced, induction, and electromagnetic waves


Skill and ability
●       Apply methods for calculations on linear electrical circuits
●       Apply vector calculus on problems in electromagnetism
●       Apply geometrical symmetry to solve electromagnetic problems

Approach and values
●       Practice problem solving
●       Practice the ability to make reasonable approximations and assumptions
●       Judge whether a problem may be solved analytically, or if numerical methods are required
●       Estimate if calculated results are reasonable
●       Gain insight in applications of linear curcuits and electromagnetisma in science and engineering


Electrical engineering:  Linear circuits, DC and AC voltages in stationary and transient processes. 

Electromagnetic field theory:  Electrostatics, dielectrics, conductors.  Methods for potential problems. Magnetic fields.  Maxwell's equations, including Faraday's law of induction.


There will be lessons - lectures combined with problem solving - and two mandatory laboratory exercises in electrical engineering, in groups of 2-3 students.  At least one of the labs will include a written report.  The students will practice problem solving on their own and in groups, as well as handling modern lab equipment.  The students will gradually develop their ability to formulate and analyze problems in electrical engineering and electromagnetism.


Mandatory assignments, written exam, and laboratory exercises

Magnus Gustafsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Rizzoni G., Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering,
6:th ed, McGraw-Hill ISBN 9789814577410.

Young H. D., Freedman R. A., University Physics with Modern Physics, Pearson

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0004AssignmentsU G#2.00MandatoryA18
0005Written ExamG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA18
0006LaborationsU G#1.00MandatoryA18

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 HUL Mats Näsström 14 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto 15 Feb 2019