Course syllabus

Design of Electrical Machines

EIEN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Elective for: E5, E5-em, M4, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


Electromechanic actuators are getting increasingly more common in industry products and productions systems. Skills in the design and integration of such are thus important. The purpose of this course is to provide such skills.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Lectures: Windings, current density, torque production and losses. Optimisation, torque quality, reluctance net models, FEM analysis.
Project: Design of an electrical machine with the use of a FEM design programme.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Approved design report grants the grade 3. For higher grade a written exam is required.

Code: 0113. Name: Design of Electrical Machines.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0213. Name: Project, Oral and Written Report.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG.


Required prior knowledge: EIEF15 Electrical Engineering (EE), ETE055 Electromagnetic Field Theory (PhyE), MIE012 Electrical Engineering, basic course (ME), ETEF01 Electromagnetic Field Theory (MathE).
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EIE050

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Dr Avo Reinap,
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