Courses & Units

Principles of Electrical Machines ZAT210

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This subject aims to introduce to students to modern electrical machines and drives, including introduction of electrical machine technology and applications, Matalab/Simulink models of power electronic converters, single phase and three phase transformers, high frequency transformers used in power electronic circuits, fundamentals of electrical drives, DC machines and drives, synchronous machines and drives, induction machines and drives, and switched reluctance machines. Issues such as variable speed drive and energy efficiency are addressed. The numerical simulation of various modern drive systems is presented.

Students should enrol in ZAP208 Practice and Portfolio 16 in conjunction with this subject.


Unit name Principles of Electrical Machines
Unit code ZAT210
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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ZAP208 Practice and Portfolio 16


Teaching Pattern

Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLO during the term.

Students will be required to attend two to three on campus practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).

Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.

  • Laboratory report (30%)
  • Online quiz (30%)
  • Simulation (40%)
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