Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. recall the different fields of high voltage engineering,
2. inspect the behavior of different insulators in electric fields and describe their related breakdown processes,
3. identify different high voltage equipment, apply measuring and testing techniques, as well as examine how different voltage stresses affect insulators and systems,
4. collect and construct the necessary tools to continue research in the field of high voltage engineering.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 07.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Lehtonen, Mahdi Pourakbari Kasmaei

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Lehtonen, Mahdi Pourakbari Kasmaei

Contact information for the course (valid 10.08.2020-21.12.2112):

The students may contact the teacher via email at any time. Also, a Zoom/Teams meeting can be arranged upon request.  

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Dielectric in electric fields, electrical discharge in insulation systems, calculation of transient voltages, overvoltages, overvoltage protection and insulation coordination, testing and measuring techniques, high voltage sources.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exercises, assignments, excursion, and exam, depending on available facilities.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course will be evaluated based on the following criteria (out of 100).

      • Final exam: 90 Points. It contains three parts such as
            • Quick questions (10 Bonus Points). The questions of this part are mainly from the extra-explanations provided in the class.
            • Definitions and Concepts (35 to 45 Points). 
            • Problems (45 to 55 Points).
      • Homework/assignments:10 Points.
      • 10 Bonus Points for the FEM assignment.
      • Up to 5 Bonus Points for group activities in the class (1 Bonus point per activity). 

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 36 h, independent studies and work-based learning 72 h, revision 20 h, examination 3 h.


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces S-18.3146 and S-18.3150

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E8413 Power Systems or comparable knowledge

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action



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