Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, students will be able to:
1) draw and explain block diagrams of typical vector-controlled and DTC-controlled drive systems;
2) design three-phase current controllers;
3) select current references for various AC motors;
4) build simulation models for drive systems and power-converter systems;
5) explain the most essential relationships between control of AC motor drives and control of grid converters.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 03.03.2021 - 26.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Marko Hinkkanen, Marko Hinkkanen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marko Hinkkanen, Marko Hinkkanen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Characteristics and models of AC motors in electric drives. Current control and motion control. Control methods based on the vector model. Estimation of flux and speed for sensorless control. Control of grid converters.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignments, examination.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching (lectures, exercises, instruction sessions), assignments, individual working (preparing for and reviewing after lectures and exercises, preparing for the examination).


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E8405 Electric Drives (or similar knowledge)

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption



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