Course Title: Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7040C

Course Title: Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marko Dumovic, GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001
PHONE: 99254712 FAX: (03) 99254377

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with induction machines and their controls. It encompasses working safely; apply extensive knowledge of induction machine operation and construction and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.
Note: Typical motor problems are those encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising a machine operating parameters and dealing with machine malfunctions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG145A Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems


1. Prepare to develop engineering solution for induction machine problems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 The extent of the machine problem is determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultations with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Effective strategies are formed to ensure solution development and implementation is carried out efficiently.


2. Develop engineering solution for induction machine problems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of induction machine construction, operation, characteristics and applications are applied to developing solutions to induction machine problems.
2.3 Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to each machine problem are obtained in accordance with established procedures.
2.4 Approaches to resolving induction machine problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.
2.5 Unplanned events are dealt with safely and effectively consistent with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy.
2.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards.



3. Test, document and implement engineering solution for induction machine problems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Solutions to machine problems are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary.
3.2 Adopted solutions are documented including instruction for their implementation that incorporates risk control measure to be followed.
3.3 Appropriately competent and qualified person(s) required to implement solutions to induction machine problems are coordinated in accordance with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy. (Note)
3.4 Justification for solutions used to solve induction machine problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of typical motor problems encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising a motor operating parameters and dealing with motor malfunctions.

* Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of three-phase electrical systems, operating principles of single-phase motor, three-phase motor, universal motor, controlling devices for various motors, various motor protection devices.

*Practical exercises involving design and construction of simple electrical motor control circuits and participate in research activities in the application of different control devices for various electrical motors. It involves the development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of the commission.

* Research activities to investigate control devices for various types of electrical motors, and various motor protection device applications. It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do motor selection criteria, equivalent electrical circuit, motor control circuit design, construction, testing and problem solving activities

Course content:
Induction motors diagnostics
a) Construction of polyphase induction motors encompassing:
• squirrel cage motors
• slip-ring motors
b) Operating principles of polyphase induction motors; rotating magnetic field torque slip
c) Speed-torque relationships in induction motors encompassing:
• maximum torque
• torque – slip relationships
• types of motor squirrel cages
• power flow in the motors
• power distribution
• torque units
• slip ring rotors
d) Induction motor performance testing encompassing:
e) Induction motor starters encompassing:
• starting requirements
• type of starters
• starting torque
• starting dynamics
• static friction
• mechanical loads
• starting duration
f) Reduced voltage starting encompassing:
• starting dynamics
• change over conditions
• starting duration
• acceleration curves
g) Speed control of induction motors encompassing:
h) Braking of induction motors
i) Motor protection
j) Motor selection
k) Induction motor maintenance/repair)
l) Single phase induction motors


Develop engineering solutions for induction machine problems include exercises on :

A Understanding the extent of the machine problem.
B Forming effective strategies for solution development and implementation.
C Obtaining machine parameters, specifications and performance requirements appropriate to each problem.
D Testing and solutions to machine problems
E Documenting instruction for implementation of solutions that incorporate risk control measure to be followed. 

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.
Graduate Attributes                                     How addresses professional Engineering Australia attributes                                      How assessment addresses professional
Knowledgeable                                           Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner.                                  Assessment by way of exams and laboratory reports
Creative                                                        Encouraging students do self study                                                                                      Presenting techniques other than those learned during lectures
Ethical/responsibilities                            Encouraging critical thinking for ethical responsibilities                                                     Examination of subject material in non-conventional ways
Team work                                                  Up to date industry input into course material                                                                       Assessment on up to date material
Long-life learners                                        Encourage self-study through curiosity                                                                                 Some percentage of assessment will test these skills

Key Competency                                                                                           Learning Unit Application
• Collect, analyse & organise information                                               Collate and evaluate results of testing procedures undertaken
• Planning & organising activities                                                              Prepare necessary equipment, materials and sequence of processes for control programming.

• Working with others & in teams                                                                Appropriate personnel to be consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the module activities.

Teaching Schedule

Week Topic DeliveredCompetency element Delivered

 Assesment Task

1 Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issuesUEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.2. 1.3. 
2 2 Motor construction, Speed torque characteristics

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9 10 11 1213 15 16 17 18 Develop engineering solutions for induction motor problems
UEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.2. 1.3. 1.4. 
3  Electric Motor Parameters, Interpreting Manufacturers Data,Speed-torque relationships in inductionUEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.5 1.3. 
4 Determining Induction Motor Equivalent Circuit ParametersUEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 
5 Direct online motor starting, Develop engineering solutions for induction motor problemsUEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Practical Exercise
6 Written assessment on concepts of  motoe speed toeque characteristics, efficiency, starting currentUEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Test 1
7 Forward Reverse startingUEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Practical Exercise
8 Induction motor starters, Primary Resistance Starters, Autotransformer Starters
UEENEEG145A 1.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,1.3. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3 Practical Exercise
9 Star Delta StartersUEENEEG145A 2.1, 1.2,1.3,2.4,2.5.  3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Practical Exercise
10 Motor Control Circuits and Motor DynamicsUEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,1. 2, 3.1,2 3.4, 3.5 Practical Exercise
11 DC Injection and Plug Braking,UEENEEG145A 1.1, 1.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Practical Exercise
12 Single Phase Motors, Split Phase Motors, Shaded Pole MotorsUEENEEG145A  3.1,2 3.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.5 
13  Capacitor Start/Run Motors, Universal Motor, Motor Protection
UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3 
14 Speed Control of Induction MotorsUEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4, 1. 2 3.2, 
15 Variable Speed Drives, Commissioning Procedures of Motor Drives
 Selection of AC motors
UEENEEG145A 1.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3. 1, 1. 2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 
16Genrators UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 
17Final assessmentUEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Test 2
18 Assessment feedback, catch-up test, laboratory work catch-up.
UEENEEG145A 1.1, 1.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.4, 3.5 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marko Dumovic, Induction Machines


Other Resources

- Multimedia Resources, to assist student learning and assessment will be placed on School’s internal network drive (I:\C60120


Recommended Videos and DVDs

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Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Progressive Tests (Test 1 and Test 2) 

Weighting towards final grade for Test 1 (%): 35
Weighting towards final grade for Test 2 (%): 30

Assessment 2: Practical exercises
Weighting towards final grade (%): 35

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaProgressive Tests (Test 1 and Test 2)Practical Exercises
1.3 X
1.4 X
2.5 X

Assessment Tasks

Progressive Tests ( 70%)
Written assessment on:
-Operating conditions and performance of induction motors.
-Selection and application the correct type and size of motor and starting system for a given drive specification.
-Selection of an appropriate size and type of motor for particular application.
-Selection of suitable protection system for a motor application

Practical exercises 30 %
Work performance laboratory exercise involving circuit design, construction and testing of a control circuit for specified electrical motor application.
Laboratory exercises on wiring motor starting, reversing and breaking circuits,

All laboratory exercises must be undertaken according to safe working practice .
Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
• working safely with electrical tools or equipment
• emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
• emergency first aid for an electric shock victim 

This course is graded using the following course grades-

Grade Grade level Competency Level

CHD   Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.

CDI Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or
problem and use the most appropriate solution.

CC  Competent with Credit -The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence.

CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules  and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.

NYC Not Yet Competent   -Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.


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Assessment Matrix

Competency National Code Competency Title







 Tests Industrial Practice Observation
UEENEEG145A Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems X (for Elements 1,2,3)   X (for Elements 2, 3)  X (for Elements 1,2,3)

Other Information

A license to practice in the workplace is required for work involving direct access to plant and equipment connected to installation wiring at voltages above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

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Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
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The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special


Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
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Engineering Australia has accredited this course.

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