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 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: 04.09.2023 - 13.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 36 h, independent studies and work-based learning 70 h, revision 20 h, examination 3 h.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy


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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