Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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:
1. Calculate the magnetic response of a magnetic circuit
2. Explain the principles of electromechanical energy conversion and power losses
3. Describe the construction of different electrical machine types and their operation
4. Build an equivalent circuit of an electrical machine
5. Use equivalent circuits to calculate the steady-state operation quantities of electrical machines

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.09.2020 - 08.12.2020

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 (applies in this implementation):

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:

    Magnetic circuits and fundamental equations, principles of electromechanical energy conversion, transformer operation and construction, synchronous machines, induction machines.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignment 30%, Exam 70%

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The laboratory works or equivalent assignments count for 30% of the grade and the final exam 70%. There is no mid-term exam.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 51 h, independent studies and work-based learning 82 h, exam 3 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course book (Sen: Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics), lecture slides, and exercises.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The lecture slides are based on the course book Ch 1-6.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces S-17.2020 and S-17.2030.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-C8001 Sähköenergiatekniikka (Power Engineering) or equivalent knowledge.

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Applies in this implementation:

    Because of the COVID19 situation, the course will be organized as distance learning over the internet. The zoom platform will be used for this purpose.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    See detail schedule from the course main page.


Registration and further information