Module title: Electronic Drives

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE10106
Module leader: Francisco Vedreno Santos
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics

Module code ELE09100
Module title Electrical Systems
Examples of equivalent learning Electrical Systems equivalent to SCQF level 9

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Francisco Vedreno Santos
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is delivered through an integrated combination of lectures, tutorials and laboratory exercises, covering all 3 learning outcomes. The lectures are delivered through PowerPoint with frequent use of internet links and student activity in the form of interactive examples. Past exam questions are covered at the end of each topic as a revision tool. The tutorial sessions also allow the students to work informally in collaboration with their peers. Finally the practical laboratory exercises primarily provide an opportunity to reinforce the work covered in the lectures. These also provide an opportunity for the student to be active and to practice their team-working skills as these experiments are done in groups of 2 or 3 students

Research/ teaching linkages
The teaching team undertake scholarly activity and attend events which keep them up to date with the subject material. The students are asked to research current practice in the subject as part of their directed, independent learning.

Formative Assessment:
Class tutorials and laboratories provide the opportunity for formative feedback and assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be by examination (LOs 1 to 3) and coursework (LOs 1 to 3). The coursework serves both as formative and summative assessment.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 40 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Fundamentals of Power Electronics. Ratings, operation, characteristics and applications of power electronic devices: Diodes, Thyristors and Power Transistors.
Converters. DC-DC: DC chopper and step up/down types. DC-AC: Square wave and PWM.
Electronic control of DC Motors. Fundamentals, control of DC motors (starting, braking, speed control). DC Chopper drive, DC-DC converter drives, Brushless DC Motors, DC Motor and drive applications.
Electronic control of AC Motors. Frequency control, synchronous motor drive, cycloconveter, static voltage controller, Inverter drives, slip-power recovery drive, PWM drives, vector control drives. Applications.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: classify component parts of electronic motor drives;
LO2: examine the operation and control of electronic motor drives;
LO3: propose electronic motor drives for a range of applications.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Electronic Drives