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:
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: 14.09.2021 - 14.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignment 30%, Exam 70%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.