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FEI3353 Electrotechnical Design, Ph D. Course 10.0 credits

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Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FEI3353 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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.

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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


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

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other 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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Electromagnetic Engineering