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ELEC308 – Electrical Machines

Module code
Module title
Electrical Machines
To provide students with knowledge of theory and application of rotating machines, electrical machine protection, fault diagnosis, and special power supplies.
  • TC1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of single-phase and three-phase alternators and motors.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electric protection and fault diagnosis and repair of electrical machines.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge special power supplies.
-Electrical protection for motors
-Environmental, mechanical and electrical hazards
-Fault diagnosis and repair of machine windings
-Rotating electrical machines
-Special power supplies
-Single phase motors and alternators
-Testing - thermal imaging equipment
-Three phase motors and alternators
-Uninterruptable power supply systems
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The primary method of delivering the learning material is Project-based Learning. The teaching and learning material may incorporate workshop activities, laboratory tasks, lectures, online research, training videos, tutor directed learning, student managed learning, individual and group work.

Assessments will be a mix of formal and informal, conducted in group and individual settings. Observational assessments will also be used where appropriate.

Regular feedback to students will be provided including assessment results.

Over the course of a series of projects, it is anticipated that students will develop the skills and knowledge to meet or exceed the learning outcomes. These projects will provide the students with the opportunity to progressively develop their confidence and proficiency.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of evidence100
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, the student must complete and submit all components and gain a mark of at least 50 for each achievement-based component within the portfolio. Students must also meet all of the requirements of the competency-based tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks achieved in the achievement-based tasks.

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