ELEC 3006 Electrical Machines 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300071

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Description This unit introduces the fundamental principles of electrical machines, the principles of electromechanical energy conversion and the operation and analysis of Direct Current (DC) generators and motors, induction motors and synchronous machines. Students apply principles and theory to practical exercises to develop their understanding. The unit also introduces various special purpose electrical machines, such as permanent magnet machines, step motors and reluctance machines for an understanding on different types of machines.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) ELEC 2010

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the principles in the operation of DC generators and motors, as well as Induction Motors
  2. Apply machine theory techniques in the calculation of voltages, currents, power, speed and torque.
  3. Outline the difference between AC & DC machines and their use.
  4. Predict the expected responses of electrical machines to the input power.
  5. Describe a machine circuit, calculation of machine parameters, machine efficiency and the losses in an electrical machine.
  6. Identify different methods of speed control of DC motors and ways to control the speed of Induction Motors.

Subject Content

1. DC Machines
2. Permanent Magnet/ Brushless Machines
3. Induction Machines
4. Synchoronous Machines.
5. Single-phase Motors
6. Special Machines


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Laboratories 6x3 hours 20 N Individual
Mid-semester test - online 1.5 hour 20 N Individual
Final Exam Paper 3 hours 60 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City


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