ELEA1001 - Electrical circuits - introduction


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours H

Course content

The course provides basic knowledge of circuit analysis for linear physical energy systems. Analysis and measurement of electrical energy circuits is the main focus of the course, but the circuit concept and analysis techniques will also be applicable to other physical domains. The course covers DC circuits, introduces AC signals and simple rectifiers.

Items in the subject:

  • Direct current and voltage, resistance, power and energy.
  • Component characteristics of as well as circuits with voltage sources, current sources, resistance, inductance, capacitance, switches/diodes, ideal operational amplifier and ground.
  • Ohm's law and Kirchhoff 's law current law and voltage law .
  • Different methods of linear circuit analysis; for example source transformation, circuit simplifications, node analysis , loop analysis, superposition, as well as Thevenin and Norton equivalent.
  • Transient analysis (turn-on and turn-off) in RL, RC and RLC circuits
  • Analogies to, as well as application of, the circuit concept and analysis techniques to other physical domains.
  • Introduction to alternating current and voltage (AC signals)
  • Basic power electronics and non-linear systems: rectifiers and DC converters.
  • Reflections on ethics and sustainability in connection with electrical systems and components.
  • Brief description of the historical development within circuit theory.
  • Hand calculation and simulation/calculation using digital tools.
  • Group work, laboratory work and documentation of this.

Some adjustments to the theme and focus may occur, and more detailed information about the syllabus will be made available at the start of the semester.

Learning outcome

The student must understand:

  • The basic characteristics of a selection of electrical circuits and understand how electrical circuits can be controlled.
  • Understand how the circuit concept can be transferred to other physical domains.
  • Safety in the lab, physical circuit connections and troubleshooting, as well as precision and limitations in measuring instruments.

The student must be able to:

  • Use network theorems, component characteristics and fundamental laws in electrical circuit theory to calculate parameters in systems with a selection of components.
  • Carry out system analyzes using hand calculations and simulations, as well as practical connection and measurement in the lab.
  • Connect simple circuits according to given specifications. Measure electrical values using a multimeter and oscilloscope.
  • Use various circuit components to create circuits with desired properties.
  • Carry out and report group work/laboratory work in technical reports.

After completing the course, the candidate has the general competence to:

  1. Use basic laws and analysis methods from this subject in later parts of the candidate's studies and in work situations.
  2. Know Norwegian and English technical terms for methods/techniques, components/ parameters , measuring units etc.
  3. Use a simulation tool for the analysis of simple energy systems.
  4. Follow safety instructions for laboratory work.
  5. Report laboratory work.

Learning methods and activities

The learning activities will be a combination of lectures and student-centered learning activities.

Obligatory activites: Laboratory work and exercises.

Some of the teaching activities may be taught in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments
  • Laboratory work

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination in August, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Renewable Energy - Engineering (BIFOREN)

Course materials

Information about course material will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ELEG1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
ELET1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IELEA1001 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
IELET1001 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
IELEG1001 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
IELET2003 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
IELEA2003 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
IELEG2003 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
ELE1051 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
TELE2002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
TTT4203 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
TTK4240 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
AIS2001 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
TFE4101 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
TFE4100 3.0 AUTUMN 2023
TFE4105 3.0 AUTUMN 2023
TFE4110 3.0 AUTUMN 2023
TFE4112 3.0 AUTUMN 2023
SIE4002 3.0 AUTUMN 2023
SIE4003 3.0 AUTUMN 2023
SIE4005 3.0 AUTUMN 2023
SIE4006 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
TPK4125 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
TTM4190 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
FENA1201 7.5 AUTUMN 2024
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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