TET4140 - Electric Power Engineering, Basic Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2 timer

Course content

Design of installations and equipment requires both a physical understanding and knowledge of mathematical modelling. Further there is a need to use analytical and numerical methodes to solve sets of equations. In this course several practical problems connected to installations and devices will be highlighted. The students use basic field- and circuit theory to determine parameters which characterise the installation or the different components. Adressed topics are: Circuit models for magnetic, thermal and electrical problems; analogies. Use of dielectric insulation material, field control, shielding. Conductor and contact problems, overheating, bus dimensioning. Magnetic fields, magnetic materials, dynamic magnetic coupled circuits, windings. Eddy currents - surface power density, proximity effects. Inductance, resistance and capacitance. Circuit models. Grounding models. Line/Cabel models. Forces. Energy consideration. Simple modeles for electrical machines.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course the candidate is expected to know:
- the basic electromagnetic laws and the use of potentials for various applications.
- how to use modern numerical software (the Finite Element Method) to solve practical field problems with complex geometries.
- how to recognize phenomena that governs problem in focus and choose the right calculations model.
- how to make mathematical models based on differential equations and circuit theory and use these in advanced simulations.

After finishing the course the candidate should have the skills to:
- analyze several known problems in electrical installation systems.
- carry out simulations.
- use commercial numerical software presented in the course to determine field distributions and parameters.

The student will also have increased his/hers abilities to:
- work independently and in groups.
- use instruments and equipment in the laboratory.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Compulsory exercises and project work. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project work

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Stated at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE1040 7.5
TET5100 7.0 01.09.2018
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2013

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electric Power Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2013-12-12 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer KONT Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2014-08-11 09:00
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.

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