Electric drives

Structure Type: Course
Code: KL25AB45200
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Rajala, Heikki
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
AUTE-2013SAUT   2 spring   5.0   2015-01-02   2015-07-31  
AUTE-2014SAUT   2 spring   5.0   2016-01-01   2016-07-31  
AUTE-2015SAUT   2 spring   5.0   2017-01-01   2017-07-31  
AUTE-2016KAUT   2 spring   5.0   2018-01-01   2018-07-31  
AUTE-2016SAUT   2 autumn   5.0   2017-08-01   2017-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn about the basic principles of electric motors, the functions of direct current motors (DC motors) and alternating current motors (AC motors). Adjustable drives and control system engineering are also discussed. The aim of the course is to give students a general idea of electric motors as an integral part of automation engineering. Upon completion of the course, students will know how to choose the correct electrical drives and connect them to an electrical network.

Student's Workload

A total of 128 hours classroom education, which includes 64 hours of laboratory exercises. 64 hours of self-study.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- Basic principles of electric motors, Direct current motors (DC motors), Cage induction motors, Frequency converters, Servo-motors, Servo-controls, Stepping motors and their controls

Lab work: Connecting motors and motor controls,- Testing,- Measuring, - Tuning controls

Recommended or Required Reading

- Lecture material
- Lecture demonstrations
- Exercises
- Product and programming manuals

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

- Lectures
- Demonstrations
- Exercises
- Group work in the lab

Assessment Criteria

Rating 1 Students master the learning outcomes satisfactorily.
Rating 3 Students master the learning outcomes as well.
Rating 5 Students master the learning outcomes to be commended.

Assessment Methods

- Exercises
- Lab work
- Exam

Work Placement