This unit aims to provide the learner with the fundamental knowledge required to understand the characteristics and successfully operate a variety of electrical machines. Electrical machines are the fundamental building blocks in robotic, drone and automation systems used to provide linear/rotational torque and motion. The most commonly used types of machines for small to medium power applications are studied in this unit including DC machines, Servo Motors, Stepper Motors and Brushless Machines. Learners will learn about the construction, theory of operation and electronic drivers required for the aforementioned electrical machines. The unit is intended to be mostly taught with a practical approach where learners carry out different position and speed control tasks with digital controllers and electronic driver circuit boards. For the case of the brushless machine, which is mostly used in drone technology, the learners will be engaged in wiring and interfacing a complete electrical/electronic system starting from the batteries and ending with the ESC-driven brushless motors.
Maturity Clause Applications
Applicants who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join this MCAST programmes as mature students:
Attained the age of 21 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 4
An Updated Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter should accompany applications under the Maturity Clause.
Shortlisted applicants may be called for an interview to assess their suitability for the selected programme.