15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Suitable level 3 qualification eg CC at A level, MM at BTEC, or equivalent

Aims/Description: This unit introduces students to the characteristics and operational parameters of a range of electromagnetic powered machines that are used in a variety of applications. Among the topics included in this unit are: principles underlying the operation and construction of transformers, induction motors, synchronous machines, electromagnetic transducers, actuators, and generators; and operating characteristics of electrical machines such as voltage, current, speed of operation, power rating, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and efficiency.

Restrictions on availability: AMRC Training Centre

Teaching Methods: Lectures will provide delivery of most of the instructional content. Echo360 facilities will be used to record lectures delivered in contact time and made available online for students to watch for revision purposes during independent study time. Lectures support all learning outcomes. Tutorials Problem-solving classes provide time for students to attempt the theoretical principles related to the practical laboratory work with assistance from a tutor. The problem-solving classes can also be used as an opportunity for students to discuss their coursework. Tutorials will support all learning outcomes. Problem solving/examples classes will include discussion of the answers to pre-contact examples questions and further examples questions and group exercises to develop understanding. Problem solving/examples classes will support all learning outcomes. In addition to the above, laboratory sessions will be timetabled to support learning outcomes 1-4.
Assessment: Lab work will be used to partly assess learning outcomes 3 and 4. Coursework through continuous assessment will assess all learning outcomes in the form of assignments.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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