Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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) describe typical applications of electric drives and their performance requirements;
2) calculate the required electromagnetic torque of the motor for various mechanical loads;
3) build simulation models for cascade-controlled DC motor drives and scalar-controlled induction motor drives;
4) tune a PI speed controller based on the mechanical parameters;
5) select the motor and the converter for simple applications.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2022 - 07.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Applications of electric drives and power-electronic systems. Equation of motion, typical load torque profiles, gears and transmissions. Cascade-controlled DC motor drives. Permanent-magnet synchronous motor drives, space vectors. Motor and converter selection.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments, examination.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (