Introduction to Electrical Engineering


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and understanding within resistive electrical circuits
  • Have knowledge and understanding within operational amplifiers (Op-amps)
  • Have knowledge and understanding within  inductive and capacitive electrical circuits
  • Have knowledge and understanding within electrical measurement techniques 
  • Have knowledge and understanding within laboratory procedures related with electrical circuits 
  • Have knowledge about different electrical theorems and laws


  • Be able to analyse simple and complex electrical DC circuits
  • Be able to use circuit theory to calculate currents, voltages, energies and powers in DC circuits
  • Be able to use circuit reduction methods
  • Be able to apply analytical methods to design operational amplifier circuits
  • Be able to plan and to implement properly designed electrical circuits in laboratory in a safe and appropriate way
  • Be able to use software tools in the design of electrical circuits
  • Be able to use software tools for calculating different electrical signals in simple electrical circuits
  • Have skills in the following specific topics:
    • Basic DC circuit theory (including energy storing components), Ohms law, units,  Kirchhoff laws, circuit reductions (series and parallel), star-delta connections, dependent and independent sources, nodal and loop/mesh methods, basic and ideal operational amplifiers, Thévenin and Norton theorems, superposition, maximum power transfer, first and second order transients
    • Measurement of current, voltage, power and energy, using typical measurement instruments as voltmeter, ampere meter, wattmeter, multi-meter together with oscilloscopes
    • Measurement accuracy and calculation uncertainty
  • Be able to use software for calculation of different electrical signals in simple electrical circuits


  • Be able to handle simple development-oriented situations related to electric circuits and laboratory setups in study or work contexts
  • Be able to independently engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach in the area of basic DC circuit theory
  • Be able to identify one´s own learning needs and to structure one’s own learning in basic circuit theory and electrical engineering laboratory

Type of instruction

Lectures with exercises.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • The lectures in connection with laboratory tests are mandatory as well as hand in of all written laboratory reports.


Name of examIntroduction to Electrical Engineering
Type of exam
Written exam
4-hour examination.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleElektriske grundfag
Module codeN-EN-B2-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science