Course Title: Variable Speed Drives

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Variable Speed Drives

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2099

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2203

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh2 15

EEET2338

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Professor Grahame Holmes

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3874

Course Coordinator Email: grahame.holmes@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.33

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for an appointment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite course: EEET2263 Electrical Plant or an equivalent course.

You are expected to be familiar  with the principles of electrical machines and electrical energy conversion.


Course Description

The course introduces the student to the principles of electric motor drives and various methods of their control. Topic areas include principles and characteristics of different types of drives, methods of speed variation, dynamic and thermal considerations in drive systems, and automatic control of electric drives.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark for the course will be one of the course marks used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information webpage for more information (www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources

At postgraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

• High levels of technical competence in the field
• Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the types of electrical drives and mechanical loads, and their respective characteristics.
  • Choose electric drives for typical industrial applications.
  • Select a variable speed drive to improve the performance of a drive system. 
  • Analyse the steady-state, transient and intermittent operation of a drive system.
  • Improve the efficiency of a system comprising electric motors.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course include study of theoretical principles, problem solving, computer simulation and laboratory work. These activities take the form of student participation in lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes,  and individual study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning material through myRMIT Studies. It is recommended that students have access to the reference textbooks.


Overview of Assessment

Your understanding of of the theoretical principles and ability to solve problems will be assessed by written tasks. Your ability to work in a team, and your communication skills are likely to have a considerable impact on the results you will achieve in your laboratory assignments.