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, possibly supplemented with e-learning as stated in § 17 in the BSc curriculum and §18 in the BE curriculum. 

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, and it is mandatory to hand in 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-B2-2A
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
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science