Module Catalogue 2016/17

EEE8075 : Electrical Power and Control Project

  • Offered for Year: 2016/17
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mohamed Dahidah
  • Owning School: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

Electrical/Electronic Engineering first degree or other equivalent qualification

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



To enable the student to gain practical experience in the design, simulation, construction and testing of an electrical drive system. The student will develop experimental skills through the measurement, analysis and verification of results and the findings will be communicated in a technical report.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Research electrical drive technology.
2.       Design and simulate an electric drive system.
3.       Construction of an electric drive.
4.       Experimental test, analysis and verification of the system
5.       Production of a written technical report.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

An understanding of the principles of electrical drives and the control of an electrical motor. To prepare the student for their individual project in semesters 2 and 3 through a structured project entailing the design, simulation, construction, testing, evaluation and verification of an electric drive system.

Intended Skill Outcomes

-       Time and project resource management.
-       Research skills and information acquisition
-       Computer aided design.
-       Electrical system construction.
-       Experimental measurement.
-       Analysis and verification of results.
-       Communication of findings through a technical report.

Graduate Skills Framework

Graduate Skills Framework Applicable: Yes
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
    • Critical Thinking : Present
    • Data Synthesis : Assessed
    • Numeracy : Assessed
    • Literacy : Assessed
    • Information Literacy
      • Source Materials : Assessed
      • Use Of Computer Applications : Present
  • Self Management
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Assessed
      • Decision Making : Assessed
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Initiative : Assessed
      • Problem Solving : Assessed
      • Adaptability : Present
  • Interaction
    • Communication
      • Interpersonal : Assessed
      • Written Other : Assessed
    • Team Working
      • Collaboration : Assessed
      • Relationship Building : Assessed
      • Leadership : Assessed
      • Negotiation : Assessed
  • Application
    • Commercial Acumen
      • Financial Awareness : Present
      • Business Planning : Present

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Report
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical133:0039:00Labs and milestones
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading121:0012:00Reading of recommended text books
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity122:0024:00Gain understanding of circuit and system
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study145:0045:00Answer series of questions to pre-prepare for experiment.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module will bring together material covered in the MSc lecture programme in a practical setting. This structured project work will ensure all students on the MSc course take part in practical activity involving design, simulation, construction, testing, analysis and evaluation (not all aspects are necessarily covered in the individual project).

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M30Project milestones of equal weighting (weeks 4, 8 and 12)
Report1M708 pages to include diagrams, soppe traces and graphs
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Project milestones enable the student to demonstrate suitable progression through the project. The written report will enable the student to demonstrate their ability to produce a technical document.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes

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