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SEE308 - Electrical Machines and Drives

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sui Yang Khoo



Prerequisite from 2017: SEE207 or SEE210



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hours practical and project work per week.  Students must attend and participate in project and laboratory-based activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester. 

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.  Students must attend and participate in project and laboratory-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


* As of 2017 - Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online), Trimester 2: Cloud (online)


This unit covers the basic principles of magnetic circuits, single phase and three phase transformers, real and reactive power, and principle of rotating electric machines. Topics addressed in this unit include: switching behaviour of controlled rectifier, DC-AC inverter circuits, DC-DC boost and buck converters, PWM DC-DC converter drive, four quadrant converter for DC machines, rotating electromagnetic waves in AC machines, synchronous machines, variable voltage-frequency control for induction machine, current and variable frequency supply, equivalent circuit of machines, torque-speed characteristics and drive system design, dynamic and regenerative braking of machines.


Project work 20%, laboratory work 20%, examination 60%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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