Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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:
1. understand the basics of transmission systems, distribution networks, power system components, electrical safety and high voltage engineering,
2. understand the principles of power and voltage control in the power systems,
3. be able to model power system components,
4. understand the technical limitations and rating factors of both the power system and its components,
5. have a basic understanding of protection and electrical safety.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2022 - 05.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Lehtonen, Robert Millar

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Transmission systems, distribution networks, power system components, electrical safety, high voltage engineering. Electrical loads and their modelling. Current and voltage stresses of power system and its components. Real power control, power system balance and stability. Electrical safety. Power system protection. Calculation of faults and load flows.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, calculation exercises, exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 46 h, independent studies and work-based learning 68 h, revision 18 h, exam 3 h.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

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