CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEE20002 Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
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General Information

Overview

The objective of this unit is to introduce you to advanced electrical machines, drives and their control. You will learn about dynamic modelling of various types of DC and AC electrical machines. The unit will also introduce you to space vector theory associated with dynamic modelling of AC electrical machines. You will also learn about DC and AC motor drives. The unit will enable you to apply vector control fundamentals in electrical machine control. You will also learn some advanced topics such as speed-sensorless control of electrical machines. You will be required to successfully complete an electrical machines and drives design team project. Online students will be required to attend a compulsory residential school in order to complete the laboratory experiments. Prior knowledge of the fundamental concepts of electrical circuit analysis and electrical power engineering is assumed.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENEE14007 Electrical Machines and Drives Applications is an Anti-Requisite for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 15%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
4. Portfolio
Weighting: 30%
5. Take Home Exam
Weighting: 45%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student survey

Feedback

Students appreciated the in-class explanations given together with software supported informative tutorials.

Recommendation

The good practice will be continued.

Feedback from Student survey

Feedback

Students appreciated the advanced topics related to machines and drives together with the help of software tools in labs.

Recommendation

The good practice will be continued.

Feedback from Self-identified by the Unit Coordinator as a necessary improvement

Feedback

More examples and demonstrations during the lectures and consultation sessions.

Recommendation

The students will be better supported through more demonstrations during the lectures and consultation sessions through simulations etc.

Feedback from Self-identified by the Unit Coordinator as a necessary improvement

Feedback

Support for weaker students who require assistance.

Recommendation

A mechanism is already in place for this sort of support and it will further be enhanced.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate various types of DC and AC electrical machines using dynamic modelling principles
  2. Model and control AC electrical machines using space vector theory
  3. Apply vector control fundamentals in advanced electrical machine control
  4. Analyse and design DC and AC motor drives considering stakeholder requirements
  5. Document and communicate professional engineering information, including computer-based simulations and drawings using appropriate electrical engineering standards, terminology, and symbols
  6. Scope, plan, manage and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously and in teams with a responsible, ethical, and professional attitude regarding the role of engineers.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
Intermediate
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 4I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 2I 4I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 6I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 2I 4I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 6I )
Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 4A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 4A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 2A 3A 4A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1A 2I 3I 4A 5A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 4A 5A 6A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 4I 5A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 4I 5A 6A )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 6A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Postgraduate Units Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 0%
2 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Practical Assessment - 15%
4 - Portfolio - 30%
5 - Take Home Exam - 45%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 0%
2 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Practical Assessment - 15%
4 - Portfolio - 30%
5 - Take Home Exam - 45%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Supplementary

Power Electronics Circuit Devices and Applications 4th Ed. (2014)

Authors: Muhammad H. Rasid
ISBN: 0273769081
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Power System Stability and Control (2009)

Authors: Prabha Kundur
McGraw-Hill, Inc
ISBN: 0-07-035958-x
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • LabVolt LVSIM
  • MATLAB + Simulink
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Piet Janse Van Rensburg Unit Coordinator
p.jansevanrensburg@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

  1. Basics of AC System
  2. Fundamentals of Electrical Machines


Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Fundamentals of DC Motor

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

PRE-TEST Due: Week 2 Friday (19 Mar 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

DC Motor Drives

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Space Vector Theory

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Modelling of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Modelling of Induction Motor

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Vector Control Fundamentals

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Vector Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Vector Control of Induction Motor

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

LAB EXPERIMENTS REPORT Due: Week 9 Monday (10 May 2021) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Fundamentals of Power Electronic Converters

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Power Electronic Converters: VSC & LCC

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

THEORY ASSIGNMENT Due: Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Generation of Harmonics and Harmonic Filters

Chapter

Lecture Slides & Study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

PROJECT PORTFOLIO Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (7 Jun 2021) 11:00 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

TAKE-HOME EXAM. The exact date and time of the examination will be released later on the unit Moodle website.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
PRE-TEST

Task Description

This assessment is designed to give the lecturer as well as the students a good understanding of the fundamental
electrical machines knowledge that students have, coming into this unit. While there is no minimum pass mark for
anyone to be able to continue studying the unit, the students who score lower marks in this assessment will be
issued additional work to bring their fundamental knowledge up to par with the expectations of this unit. The content
tested will be the electrical machines fundamental knowledge students must have acquired during their undergraduate
studies. The test date will be announced in advanced and will be within Week 02 of the term. This is a pass/fail
assessment and hence no marks will be added to the unit total. However, non-completion would cause a fail mark and would thus block the student from completing the unit.


Number of Quizzes


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Week 2 Friday (19 Mar 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

This will be an online quiz with every question formulated as a multiple choice question. Each question will carry equal
marks.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate various types of DC and AC electrical machines using dynamic modelling principles
  • Model and control AC electrical machines using space vector theory


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
LAB EXPERIMENTS REPORT

Task Description

This compulsory assessment item covers the laboratory experiment component of the unit. On-campus students will
carry out the experiments during laboratory experiment sessions scheduled each week (attendance is compulsory).
Students will be formed into teams and each team must submit separate professional technical laboratory reports on
each experiment. The details of the experiments will be notified to students through the unit Website. Please also refer
to assessment criteria for more details.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (10 May 2021) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

We strive to return assessments within 2 weeks of the submission deadline.


Weighting
15%

Minimum mark or grade
In order to pass the unit, students must score at least 50% for this assessment.

Assessment Criteria

Laboratory Exercise Reports will be graded using the following criteria:
Correct description of laboratory concepts and procedures;
Correct calculations, analysis and thinking;
Photographic evidence that circuits were constructed by the team;
Correct measurements, answers and units;
Photographic and other evidence that correct results / measurements were obtained by the team;
Discussion and understanding of laboratory results;
Team reports must be professional and typed, including references;
All laboratory exercises must be attempted.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Make your team submission to the link provided in Moodle as one PDF file which contains all the information and necessary attachments.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply vector control fundamentals in advanced electrical machine control
  • Analyse and design DC and AC motor drives considering stakeholder requirements
  • Document and communicate professional engineering information, including computer-based simulations and drawings using appropriate electrical engineering standards, terminology, and symbols
  • Scope, plan, manage and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously and in teams with a responsible, ethical, and professional attitude regarding the role of engineers.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
THEORY ASSIGNMENT

Task Description

This assignment is designed to assess the learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3 of this unit. The assignment will involve
problems associated with dynamic modelling and control of DC and AC electrical machines and modeling and control of AC
electrical machines using space vector theory. Students will work individually and make individual submissions.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

We strive to provide feedback within 2 weeks of the submission due date.


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

Marks will be allocated for the following:
1. Application of theoretical fundamentals and justification thereof.
2. Correct theory or method deployed to analyse and/or design machine-drive systems where applicable.
3. Correct and tidy circuit diagrams/schematics and relevant input/output waveforms.
4. Correct mathematical working and correct answers. Evidence of checking of the results and interpretation of results.
5. All work and intermediate steps must be shown with justification of steps taken.
6. Assignments must be tidy and legible with good English and grammar.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Make your team submission to the link provided in Moodle as one PDF file which contains all the information and necessary attachments.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate various types of DC and AC electrical machines using dynamic modelling principles
  • Model and control AC electrical machines using space vector theory
  • Analyse and design DC and AC motor drives considering stakeholder requirements


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Self-management

4 Portfolio

Assessment Title
PROJECT PORTFOLIO

Task Description

This compulsory assessment item is the project component of the unit. Students will work in teams. Complete details of
an electrical machines and drive system design project will be provided on the unit Moodle website at the beginning of
the term. Teams will be working on their project throughout the term and submit a professional, typed team report. The
project is carried out by the teams to mimic team work that consulting engineers would do. It requires the student teams
to submit an expression of interest before a specified deadline communicated to the students through Moodle at the
early stages of the term. Later, the teams are supposed to attend a debriefing meeting mid-way through the project.
Final reports must be prepared as one submission per team are to be submitted before the deadline specified below.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (7 Jun 2021) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

We strive to return assessments within 2 weeks of the submission deadline.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
In order to pass the unit, students must score at least 50% for this assessment.

Assessment Criteria

Marks for the project will be given out of 100 based on the quality of each project activity; i.e:
Expression of Interest (12%)
Debriefing Meeting (8%)
Project Report (70%)
Peer Assessment (10%).
The marking schemes for each of those will be published on the Moodle site.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Make your team submission to the link provided in Moodle as one PDF file which contains all the information and necessary attachments.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply vector control fundamentals in advanced electrical machine control
  • Document and communicate professional engineering information, including computer-based simulations and drawings using appropriate electrical engineering standards, terminology, and symbols
  • Scope, plan, manage and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously and in teams with a responsible, ethical, and professional attitude regarding the role of engineers.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

5 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
TAKE-HOME EXAM

Task Description

This take home examination will be monitored through a ZOOM session and students will have to provide written
answers to some questions.
1. Examination will be time scheduled and will take place for everyone at the same time.
2. Each student stays home with a device (preferably a laptop) essentially having a camera through which we can watch
the student in a ZOOM session during the examination (please make sure you have a device with these requirements
functioning).
3. That ZOOM link needs to be open throughout the exam.
4. The examination paper will be loaded to the Moodle site so that students only can access it during the examination
period.
5. The student uses blank A4 papers (single side) to write answers.
6. At the end of the examination, he/she first takes photos of all written pages and email invigilator.
7. Later he/she scan the pages and upload to Moodle within a specified time at the end of examination.
8. Examination date and time will be within the standard examination period for Term 1-2021.


Assessment Due Date

This will be held during the examination week. The exact date and time of the examination will be released on Moodle in due course.


Return Date to Students

Outcomes will be published with the grade certification.


Weighting
45%

Minimum mark or grade
In order to pass the unit, students must score at least 50% for this assessment.

Assessment Criteria

Marks will be allocated for the following:
1. Application of theoretical fundamentals and justification thereof.
2. Correct theory or method deployed to analyse and/or design machine-drive systems where applicable.
3. Correct and tidy circuit diagrams/schematics and relevant input/output waveforms.
4. Correct mathematical working and correct answers. Evidence of checking of the results and interpretation of results.
5. All work and intermediate steps must be shown with justification of steps taken.
6. Submissions must be tidy and legible with good English and grammar.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Make your individual submission to the link provided in Moodle as one PDF file which contains all the information and necessary attachments.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate various types of DC and AC electrical machines using dynamic modelling principles
  • Model and control AC electrical machines using space vector theory
  • Apply vector control fundamentals in advanced electrical machine control


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

What can you do to act with integrity?

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.