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Electrical Machines (Manufacturing/Electrical Technology Modules)

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12 weeks


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional


Limerick, Blended

To provide the learner with a specialist knowledge of the types, characteristics and applications of single and three-phase AC and DC motors.

Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to:

1. analyse three phase fields

2. analyse and specify DC machines

3. analyse and specify synchronous machines

4. analyse and specify induction machines

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course pages. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

Machines: Construction, Speed and torque characteristics. Efficiency measurement, load characteristics. Three phase windings and fields, Three phase induction machines, construction, slip, power transfer, practical induction machines. Starting induction motors and generators. Three phase synchronous machines: construction, characteristics, voltage regulation, synchronous motors, practical synchronous machines, power factor correction.

More Information


12 weeks, 3 hours per week from 7.00pm to 10.00pm (Blended - mix of classroom and online)

Commencing Monday 16th January 2023.

Please note that you are required to have access to a desktop PC or Laptop to participate in modules which are running in a blended delivery format.

What will the time committment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Participants not registered on the Degree may request an TUS Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award.

NOTE: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).


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Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures