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EEE8148 : Electrical Power and Control Project

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Salaheddine Ethni
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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.       Experimental test, analysis and verification of the system
4.       Production of a written technical report.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials60:202:00Non-synchronous pre-recorded videos, replacing lab material.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Report
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00Three sessions of three-hour present-in-person (PiP) practical lab session.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical32:006:00Three one-hour present-in-person (PiP) practical lab sessions.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading110:0010:00Reading of recommended text books
Guided Independent StudySkills practice32:006:00Student Direct Learning MATLAB (1hr per lab) sync
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity92:0018:00Gain understanding of circuit and system
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study199:0099:00Answer series of questions to pre-prepare for experiment.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module will bring together the online material covered in the teaching 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).

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M25Project milestones of equal weighting
Report1M758 pages to include diagrams, scope 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.

Reading Lists