Control of Electrical Drive Systems and Converters


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in Dynamic Modelling of Electrical Machines and Control Systems; Electrical Apparatus and Power Electronics; 1st semester project: Dynamics in Electrical Energy Engineering, or similar.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about basic topologies for electrical drive systems
  • Have knowledge about soft switching PWM-based circuits and resonant-based circuits in power electronic converters
  • Have knowledge about how to control the basic topologies of converters for electrical drive systems
  • Have comprehension of different control methods for electrical machines
  • Have comprehension of advanced techniques for control of AC machines in high performance applications
  • Have comprehension of different sensorless control methods


  • Be capable of working with grid connected and autonomous electrical drive systems
  • Be able to apply a suitable circuit topology for a given application
  • Be capable of implementing different control methods for AC machines such as field oriented control and sensorless control


  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems within the area of control of electrical drive systems and converters using digital platforms
  • Independently be able to communicate results from the area of control of electrical drive systems and converters
  • Independently be able to be a part of professional and interdisciplinary development work in the area of control of electrical drive systems and converters


Type of instruction

The course will be taught by a mixture of lectures, workshops, exercises, mini-projects and self-study including application of different e-learning methods.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examControl of Electrical Drive Systems and Converters
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRegulering af elektriske drivsystemer og konvertere
Module codeN-EE-K2-10B
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science