372.750 Advanced course - Electrical drive engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and apply basic knowledge on design and control of electrical direct current (DC) machines and alternating current (AC) machines.

Subject of course

Part "Electrical Drives" (Dr. Hofer):
Module 1: DC motor and DC drive
Module 2: AC drive - structure and inverter
Module 3: Mathematical description of AC machines
Module 4: Permanent magnet synchronous machine (PSM)
Module 5: PSM in "Brushless DC" - mode

Part "Design of Electrical Machines" (Prof. Schmidt):
Basics of design and calculation
DC and AC armature windings

Teaching methods

Deeper discussion of the chapters of the basic lecture combined with examples to be calculated.

Mode of examination


Additional information

In the "Drives" modules, the functionality of electrical machines is studied using the DC motor and the permanent magnet synchronous motor as examples. During the lessions, examples are solved in group work. A document of the solution is written by the group.

In the "Design of Electrical Machines" part, the basic design methods of electrical machines will be presented. Short, individual tasks are carried out to deepen the immediate understanding.

At 13.10.2021, 02:00 P.M. an introduction is given by Zoom-Webconference.

For both parts, lecture notes are available for download at the first lecutre unit (20.10.2021).



Examination modalities

Part "Electrical Drives": Calculate solutions of examples with teaching software LETTO.

Part "Design of Electrical Machines": Short, individual examples and developing solutions.

End of semester: Written test with examples from both parts, all students take part.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed14:00 - 17:0002.02.2022 Online-Prüfung mit Zoom und Lettowritten24.01.2022 00:00 - 31.01.2022 23:59TISSPrüfung
Wed10:00 - 13:0023.02.2022 Online-Prüfung mit Zoom und Lettowritten15.02.2022 00:00 - 22.02.2022 23:59TISSErsatzprüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
27.09.2021 00:00 25.10.2021 00:00 25.10.2021 00:00

Registration modalities

A registration in TISS is required. The access to lecture notes, links, etc. is permitted after TISS-registration.



Lecture notes are availabe at the first lecuture unit.

Previous knowledge

Linear differential equations, complex phasors, fundamentals of electrical engineering.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses