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 will

- understand the principles of the finite element method

- be able to use a finite element software to model electrical machines

- understand the numerical methods to deal with nonlinearity and time dependencies

- understand how the materials and sources are numerically modelled in electrical machines.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2022 - 24.02.2022

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:

    Numerical methods for the analysis of electric, magnetic and thermal fields. Field formulations and finite element method for the solution of two- and three-dimensional fields. Electrical machine applications including coupled field and circuit problems, magnetically non-linear materials and modeling of motion and time dependencies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignment 30%, exam 70%.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 48 h, independent studies and work-based learning 83 h, examination 3 h.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III

    2021-2022 Spring III

    Course Homepage:

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