EI3353 Electrotechnical Design, Ph D. Course 10.0 credits

Elektroteknisk konstruktion, doktorandkurs

The course renders knowledge on how electric, magnetic, mechanical and thermal aspects are addressed in the design of electrical apparatus. It also gives the ability of the course participants to use models and computer aided tools and independently solve electrical engineering design problems.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Information for research students about course offerings

The course is given when there is sufficient demand. Please contact the examiner if you are interested in taking the course.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, course participants will be able to

  • describe the function of some electrical components and function and the properties of the - included magnetic, dielectric and conductor materials,
  • describe and explain how electric and magnetic fields affect the operation of electrical equipment,
  • use analytical methods, dynamic simulation and the finite element method for the design of electrical equipment.

Course main content

Basic principles, issues, methods, and tools for the design of electrical systems that includes, electric and magnetic fields, electric and magnetic materials, mechanical and thermal system, and multiphysical systems.

Most of the course is focused on the implementation of design tasks that includes the methodology for problem formulation and presentation of model algorithms, use of finite element software, and dynamic simulation. The design objects can be an electromechanical actuator, magnetic device as a transformer, a loudspeaker and/or a high voltage device as a HV cable, bushing and/or cable termination, where electrical, magnetic, thermal and mechanical aspects  has to be accounted for. The design tasks that will be performed are decided by the course examiner.


Lectures, self studies, Seminars, software exercises, project work, presentation of project, written report


The participant must a registered PhD student in the program of Electrical Engineering


G. Engdahl: Electrotechnical modeling and design



  • EXA1 - Examination, 10.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

  • Written examination
  • Oral presentation at a seminar at KTH or at a conference/symposium outside KTH
  • Approved project report

The project report should comprise background, and introduction of a selected design problem, description of the approach to manage the problem, the carrying out, results, assessment of the result, and a conclusion regarding the obtained results.

Offered by

EECS/Electromagnetic Engineering


Hans Edin <edin@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2013.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.