Advanced Course in Electrical Power Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in power systems and power electronics or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module will have knowledge about and ability to analyse more advanced topics within the area of power systems taking a starting point from today's state-of-the-art.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about and comprehension of overvoltage protection and insulation coordination in power systems
  • Have knowledge about and comprehension of power system protection
  • Have comprehension of the mathematical tools and theories for harmonic distorted signals
  • Have knowledge about the international standards for harmonics
  • Have comprehension of large power system behaviour with respect to real and reactive power control
  • Have comprehension of physical and mathematical modelling of large power systems for power system stability analysis
  • Have comprehension of the types and methods for power system stability analysis and means of improving system stability
  • Have knowledge about the need for reactive compensation at the distribution and transmission level
  • Have knowledge about different reactive compensation methods
  • Have knowledge about power system transients including switching transients and the parameter determination for the components involved in the three phase power system
  • Have comprehension for the design and testing of external insulation


  • Must be able to apply theories and laboratory experiments to analyse the above mentioned areas of modern power systems. The level of knowledge will meet today’s state‐of‐the‐art
  • Must be able to analyse overvoltage protection systems and perform insulation coordination. This includes insulation strength and its characteristics, phase-ground switching overvoltages, the lightning flash and shielding of transmission lines
  • Must be able to apply theories, models and simulation tools to analyse power system control and stability concepts
  • Must be able to design power system protection using distance and differential protection
  • Be able to analyse sources and effects of harmonic distortion
  • Be able to analyse power system harmonic phenomena
  • Be able to evaluate results by using measurements and instruments used for harmonic analysis
  • Be able to apply numerical simulation tools for analysing power system transients


  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems within the area of advanced power system technology
  • Independently be able to communicate results from advanced power system technology
  • Independently be able to be a part of professional and interdisciplinary development work in advanced power system technology

Type of instruction

Lectures, exercises and laboratory experiments and possible usage of e-learning activities.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examAdvanced Course in Electrical Power Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleAvanceret kursus i elektriske anlæg
Module codeN-EE-K2-9A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science