TET4545 - Electrical Machines and Electromagnetics, Specialisation Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

This course gives in-depth knowledge in the design of electromagnetic devices, in general, and electrical machines, in particular. The student will design an electromagnetic conversion system from scratch for a given purpose.

The course content will be dynamic and depends on the specialization projects chosen by the students each year. The course may be given in modules, information about modules and their content will be given at the start of the term. Some of the topics of interest are PM machines, winding layout, wound rotor synchronous machines operation, high voltage insulation and modular machines.

Learning outcome

The aim of the course is to understand how to make an electromagnetic and thermal/mehcanincal/electrostatic design and/or perform detailed analysis of an electromagnetic device from any given set of specifications. The knowledge is applied by designing and analyzing a devices for an industrial application.


After completing the course, the student shall have extensive knowledge about:

  • the sizing methodology and analytic design procedure of electric machines and electromagnetic devices
  • finite element methods to design and analyse the performance of electric machines and electromagnetic devices.
  • insulation and monitoring of high voltage parts of the design. Including relevant transient analysis.


After completing the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Design electromagnetic devices using both analytic tools and FEA tools like COMSOL Multiphysics.
  • Analyse and discuss designs of electromagnetic devices in a scientific manner.

General competence:

After completing the course, the candidate has increased:

- ability to communicate effectively to professionals and non-specialists alike through reports and presentations

- ability to contribute to innovation and innovation processes

Learning methods and activities

Parts of the course may be given as lectures, exercises, seminars or guided self-tuition. The student will deliver a mandatory project report which combines analytical design thinking with numerical simulations in the Comsol Multiphysics environment. The project report is based on work performed in 2 to 3 sub-tasks during the term.

The course will be given in English if students who do not speak Norwegian are following the course.

Further on evaluation

The course's assessment is a portfolio assessment that consists of a project (80%) and a presentation (20%).

Required previous knowledge

The student can remain with a maximum of three courses from the underlying year. Prior knowledge corresponding to the courses indicated under recommended prior knowledge cannot be included in the subjects that are missing.

Course materials

Information is given at start of the term.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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