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) 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: 28.02.2024 - 05.06.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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:

    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 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

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (