Electronics and Computer Engineering

Control Engineering and Electric Drives

Integrated course, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

  • DC-DC and DC-AC converters
  • Operazion of DC, synchronous and asynchronous motors
  • Speed-controlled operation of electric motors
  • Fundamentals of control engineering
  • Modelling, simulation and control system analysis of an example drive
  • Computer-based simulation and controller design

Theoretical relationships are illustrated in practical laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes


  • are proficient in the fundamentals of power electronics, electrical machines and control engineering,
  • are familiar with the relationships between power electronics, electric drive engineering and associated methods of control engineering.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools


  • Mohan, Undeland, Robbins: Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design
  • Fischer: Elektrische Maschinen
  • Binder: Elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe: Grundlagen, Betriebsverhalten
  • Nise: Control Systems Engineering
  • Unbehauen: Regelungstechnik 1
  • Aström, Häglund: PID Controller


Mode of delivery

Integrated course, exercises 50%

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  • Fundamentals of Science 2
  • Applied Electrical Engineering 1
  • Applied Electrical Engineering 2

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment