Introduction to Electric Systems Project

Structure Type: Course
Code: ISTA0108
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Niemi, Henry
Teacher Team: Koski, Jari ; Nieminen, Juha ; Niemi, Henry ; Käräjämäki, Esa ; Esala, Tapani ; Jäntti, Maarit
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-ST-2010   1 autumn   2.0   2010-08-24   2010-12-18  
I-ST-2011   1 autumn   2.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
I-ST-2012   1 autumn   2.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
I-ST-2013   1 autumn   2.0        
ST-2014   1 autumn   2.0        
ST-2015   1 autumn   2.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student learns to use information retrieval services and tool programs. The student knows the most important components of electric systems (generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and basic phenomena and laws) and their operations. The student also learns team work, basics of report writing and presentations skills.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 54 h, which contains 16 h of contact studies.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Not required.


The following skills learnt during the study units of the common core theme are applied:
- methods of information retrieval
- generation plants
- transmission and distribution networks
- various forms of utilisation of electricity
- three-phase system usen in Finland
- most important basic electro-technical phenomena
- basic laws in electrical engineering
- documentation and reporting
- presentations skills

Recommended or Required Reading

Material used in the study units of the theme and project related material

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Investigative learning, team and project working, lectures, practical exercises

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student is able to work as a active member of the project team and knows those subjects that are essential in the course

Grade 3: The student is able to work as a active member of the project team and can utilize the course contents well

Grade 5: The student is able to work as a active member of the project team and is able to apply creatively the contents of the course

Assessment Methods

Assesment is based on the technical contents of the written report, linguistic correctness and production of the report using electronic tools, as well as presentation skills.