11 Electrical machines

Level 4 - Online Engineering Course Unit

Unit Aim

The aim of this online engineering course unit is to introduce you to the basic mechanisms and functions of common electrical machines used in engineering, either as stand-alone devices or part of more complex machines.

This unit introduces you to simple robots, construction and applications of Transformers, Motors, and Generators so that you can make informed decisions within the engineering context.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to understand the common characteristics and be able to make informed choices over the most suitable machine for a job dependent on the specifications needed, safety features will also be included.

Learning Outcomes

During this unit, you will cover the below four learning outcomes:

LO1: Describe the key design elements of a range of common industrial robots
LO2: Understand the applications and construction of transformers, transducers and actuators
LO3: Understand the application and operation of motors and synchronous machines
LO4: Understand the practical applications and properties of different types of generators