Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Upon completion of the course the student can design and dimension transformers and rotating electrical machines taking the economical, technical and environmental aspects into account.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 13.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Anouar Belahcen, Floran Martin

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anouar Belahcen, Floran Martin

Contact information for the course (valid 27.02.2021-21.12.2112):

Sabin Sathyan -

Osaruyi Osemwinyen -

Aswin Balasubramanian -

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Dimensioning of the magnetic circuit and windings. Noise of electrical machines. Practical exercise on a transformer.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Welcome to Design of Electrical Machines. 

    Lecture: Online with zoom

    Lecture Link:

    Content:  Introduction to the basics of electrical machine design which include, The Electromagnetic, Thermal, Mechanical designs of electrical motor and
    transformer. Students will have the opportunity to design transformer and
    perform a numerical simulation for different operating conditions with Comsol

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Approved practical exercise and calculation exercises.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    No exam.

    Mandatory assignments and simulation exercises.

    The course is graded based on three individual assignment reports,
    Analytical design of transformer and simulation exercise. 
    The analytical design and simulations are carried out in a group
    of two students.

    -3 assignments (1/3rd of grade). 

    -Simulation exercise, and final report of
    transformer (2/3
    rd of grade).

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 40 h, independent studies and work-based learning 94 h.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lectures (11 x 2h) 22h

     Assignments (3 x 7) 21h

     Simulation exercise

    -         Comsol Simulation(10h)

    -         Report (30h)

     -        Independent study (50h)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Applies in this implementation:

    Reference textbook: “Design of Electrical
    Machines”, Juha Pyrhonen, Tapani Jokinen, Valeria Hrabovcova.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces S-17.3030

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E8405 Electric Drives, ELEC-E8407 Electromechanics, or equivalent knowledge.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    From 02.03.2021 to 13.04.2021. Lectures every Tuesday and Friday from 14:15 to 16:00 online via Zoom.