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Module EIT-MEA-201-M-7

Variable Speed Drives (M, 3.0 LP, ANL)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
EIT-MEA-201-M-7 Variable Speed Drives 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [EIT-MEA] Mechatronics and Electrical Drives
Reference course of study [EIT-88.?-SG#2021] M.Sc. Automation and Control (A&C) [2021]
Livecycle-State [ANL] Start-Up Period


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V EIT-MEA-201-K-7
Variable Speed Drives
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 SuSe
  • About [EIT-MEA-201-K-7]: Title: "Variable Speed Drives"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
    oral exam (30 min) or written exam (120 min)

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Components of variable speed drives
  • Classification of drives
  • Operation and behaviour of main and servo drives
  • Circuits and electronics technology for variable-speed DC and AC drives
  • Position-controlled DC and AC drives
  • Dynamical description of servo and main motors through differential equations
  • Stator and rotor coordinate systems
  • Block commutation
  • Field-oriented control approaches for AC drives
  • Functionality of key sensors for speed and position detection
  • Direct drives

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Knowledge of key components of drives and their interaction
  • Knowledge and understanding of power electronic circuit topologies for variable speed drives
  • Knowledge about the selection of components for a drive system
  • Understanding of the dynamical behavior of electrical machines
  • Understanding of mathematical concept of stator and rotor reference frames
  • Competence in deriving control topologies for torque, speed, and position control for induction and synchronous machines in a drive system
  • Design of a controller
  • Basic understanding for the implementation of a drive controller

References to Module / Module Number [EIT-MEA-201-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[EIT-88.?-SG#2021] M.Sc. Automation and Control (A&C) [2021] Major "Real-Time Control Systems" (RCS) [P] Compulsory