Engineering and design

Electrical Machines & Power Electronics

Module code: H7090
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Laboratory, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

Topics covered on this module include:

  • DC machines and transformers
  • AC machines and rotating magnetic fields
  • synchronous machines
  • induction machines
  • variable­ frequency control of AC motors
  • power electronics technology, devices and applications
  • DC choppers and switched­-mode regulators
  • AC controllers and cyclo­-converters
  • DC link DC-AC inverters
  • quasi­-square wave and PWM operation
  • electronic drive circuits.



Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of their engineering discipline, and its underpinning science and mathematics.
  • Apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to the analysis of problems.
  • Possess practical engineering skills acquired through, for example, work carried out in laboratories and workshops, in industry through supervised work experience, in individual and group project work, in design work and in the development and use of computer software in design, analysis and control.
  • Have developed transferable skills that will be of value in a wide range of situations. These are exemplified by the QCA Higher Level Key Skills and include problem solving, communication, and working with others, as well as the effective use of general IT facilities and information retrieval skills.