About educationEnvironmental issues, the climate change as well as social requirements for sustainable development lead the energy sector and the industrial systems to a new era.
Environmental friendly future energy and industrial systems are designed by following the technological advancements in renewable energy sources, electrical power and storage systems, electric vehicles and transportation, smart infrastructure and electronics, automated digitalized and controlled systems, information and communication technology and applications.
Are you interested to acquire competencies that gives you the capability to be employed in the above areas and many other industrial sectors? Are you interested to be a part of the new era and shape the future in energy and industrial sectors? Then the Electrical Engineering program at Karlstad University is what you are looking for.
The training provides all required competences as above in electrical engineering related to electrical and renewable energy systems for sustainable development. The training penetrates several industrial sectors and as such, our graduates present high value in the business and employment market.
General admission requirements plus upper secondary school level Mathematics 3c, Physics 2, Chemistry 1, field-specific eligibility A8, or standard eligibility E 3, or equivalent.
Form of InstructionTeaching typically consists of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory work, being assessed by written examinations, or written and oral presentations.
ExaminationThere are no set examination periods, and generally no final exam at the end of a semester, an academic year, or a complete study programme. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Professional ContactIn the course of study, students are introduced to the professional world through field trips, projects and lectures. The concluding degree project is usually carried out in conjunction with a company, public agencies, etc.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Mathematics for Engineers I (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Introduction to Physics for Electrical Engineering (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Programming Techniques (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Circuit Analysis (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Mathematics for Engineers II (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Circuit Analysis 2 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Power electronics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Digital Electronics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Mathematics for Engineers III (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Introduction to electrical power systems (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Electrical Machines and Transformers (End semester: 4)||10|
|Automatic Control (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Renewable energy sources and their applications (Obligatory)||5|
|Signals and Systems (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Modeling and Simulation of dynamic systems (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Industrial Automation Systems (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Electrical Power Systems (Obligatory)||10|
|Industrial Embedded Control Systems (Obligatory)||5|
|Integration of Renewable Energy in Electrical Power Systems (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Applications of Power Electronics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Electrical Engineering: Degree Project (Obligatory)||22.5|
|Electrical Installations and Introduction to Electrical Power System Protection (Obligatory)||7.5|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.