Skip to content


Electromagnetic Field Theory and Electromagnetic Systems 7.5 credits

Elektromagnetisk fältteori och elektromekaniska system
First cycle, F0056T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study
Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and E0003E Circuit Theory, M0029M Differential Calculus, M0030M Linear Algebra and integral calculus, M0031M Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, M0032M Multivariable analysis and computer tools. Other mathematics courses where mathematical analysis in several dimensions and vector analysis included can replace these courses.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

Course content aims to: 1) Provide a basis for further studies in electromagnetism and adjacent areas as plasma physics and electrical engineering. 2) Provide basic and insight into electromechanical systems whose theory in turn largely is based on electromagnetism, and circuit theory. The student should be able to apply the knowledge for the analysis of more complex technical problems in eletromagnetism and its application areas. 

After completing the course the student will understand:
• How electrostatic field is generated and how the fields affected by the dielectric material.
• How magnetostatic field is generated and how the fields affected by the magnetic materials.
• The interaction between electric and magnetic fields: electromagnetism.
• How basic electromechanical systems are built.
• The limitations in the ability to solve electromagnetic problems and modeling electromechanical systems analysis. 

The Student should also after the course have insight into current research and development where electromagnetism is central, and have the ability to make appropriate approximations and assumptions with respect to the physics of the problem described. Furthermore, the student should know:
• How vector analysis is applied to solve electromagnetic problems.
• How electromechanical components are built.
• How to analyze electromagnetic problems using symmetry.
• To formulate problems of more complex geometry in a form suitable for numerical calculation. 

After completing the course the student should be able to:
• Practicing hers/his ability to practical problem solving.
• Assess the reasonableness of the results achieved related to the theory.
• Understand the need for knowledge in electromagnetism and electromechanical systems within their own future professional discipline, and science and engineering in general.


Electromagnetism: Vector Analysis. Electrostatics, dielectrics and conductors. Specific procedures for potential problems. Quasi-static magnetic field, magnetic material. Faraday's law of induction. Maxwell's equations. Electromechanical systems: DC- and AC electrical engines, linear actuators, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems).

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

Lectures introducing theory and concepts, exercises focusing on problem solving, and laboratory work alternatively assignments which are presented in written report.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

Consists of three parts: Written exam Electromagnetic field theory, Written exam Electromechanical systems and Written report.

The course can not be combined with F0007T.

Lars-Göran Westerberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Matthew N. O Sadiku: Elements of electromagnetics. Oxford Univeristy Press
Course material in the learning platform.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Laboration/AssignmentsG U 3 4 51.50MandatoryA17
0002Written exam, Electromagnetic Field TheoryG U 3 4 54.00MandatoryA17
0003Written exam, Electromechanical SystemsG U 3 4 52.00MandatoryA17

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by HUL Mats Näsström 14 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021