Syllabus for Generator Design


  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1TE065
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F, Renewable Electricity Production A1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2011-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-03-26
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 26, 2022
  • Entry requirements: 180 credits within Science/Technology, of which 20 credits on an advanced level, incl. Electromagnetism II, Basic mechanics and Electrical power systems. Attendance of a course within power engineering on an advanced level, for example Wind power - technology and systems or Hydroelectric power - technology and systems.
    English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Responsible department: Department of Electrical Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • dimension a synchronous machine with computer aided tools,
  • suggest changes in the magnetic, electrical, mechanical or thermal design of a generator and explain the consequences thereof,
  • describe the coupling between the magnetic, electrical, mechanical and thermal design of a generator,
  • derive the generator formula from Maxwell's equations,
  • optimise the design of the magnetic circuit in a generator,
  • calculate the power factor and load angle from phasor diagram,
  • describe limitations with different materials from electrical and magnetic material parameters,
  • suggest design changes to minimise losses.


Magnetic and magnetically coupled circuits. Basics of electromechanical energy conversion. Design of synchronous machines. Different types of synchronous machines. Electrical and magnetic material parameters. Conventional generator windings and high voltage windings. Phasor diagram for synchronous machines, power factor, load angle and reactive power regulation. Losses, normal operation and transients in synchronous machines. Exciter, cooling system. Generator design with FEM tools. Production technology with robot control.


Lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and project work.


Written exam (5 credits) at the end of the course. Laborative work with oral examination (2 credits). Final report of an individual project work (3 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

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