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BL40A2700 System Engineering Project Work, 6 cr 
Code BL40A2700  Validity 01.08.2013 -
Name System Engineering Project Work  Abbreviation System Engineer 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Tuomo Lindh 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 2 
Period  1-3 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate professor. D.Sc. (Tech.) Tuomo Lindh, professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Olli Pyrhönen, professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Jero Ahola


Upon completion of the course the student is prepared to work in a R&D team as a system engineer. The student is able to manage the project scheduling and project roles, and share responibilities among group members. The student can produce a tecnical documentation.


The students will analyse and design a selected electrical energy conversion system in the field of industrial electrical drives, renewable energy conversion or motion control system. The topics are linked to an on-going research project or industrial co-operation in the above-mentioned fields. The project work includes several partly alternative system engineering tasks, such as project planning, preliminary system design, dynamic modelling and simulation, component dimensioning, electrical dimensioning, control design, automation design, control software design and project documentation. The tasks are project dependent and will be defined in the project plan.

Introduction to a system engineering approach in technical projects. Project documentation, different tasks in project work, project planning and implementation, example projects, execution of system engineering tasks, project documentation and presentation. The main result of the project work is technical project documentation including an overall description and the results of agreed system engineering tasks.

Teaching Methods 

Introductory lecture, independent group working (3-5 students in one group), individual tasks within the group work, project group meetings with supervisors, writing project documentation, project presentation and demonstration. The project work topics will be defined in detail at the beginning of the course.
Total workload 156 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, Project work that includes management of the project, system design, problem solving, designs, documentation and presentation.
Also the project phases from setting the goals to the design, implementation and utilization are graded.

Course Materials 

One lecture and project related material.
Jürg Kuster, Eugen Huber, Robert Lippmann, Alphons Schmid, Emil Schneider, Urs Witschi,Roger Wüst. Project Management Handbook, ISBN 978-3-662-45373-5.


A majority of the M.Sc. (El. Eng.) studies should be completed before participation.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  No 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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