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Intermediate Level
Approx. 36 hours to complete
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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

AC Motor Designs

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2: Three-phase AC Motor Architecture6m
3: Torque-speed Curves6m
4: Wound Rotor and Synchronous Motors6m
5: Single Phase AC Motors2m
6: Split Phase Motor9m
7: Capacitor Start and Shaded Pole Motors5m
8: Universal and Gear Motors11m
2 readings
Reading Assignments3h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

AC Motor Control

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2. AC Motor Specifications11m
3. AC Motor Enclosures11m
4. Specifying an AC Motor for an Application16m
5. AC Motor Control Components6m
6. Manual Motor Starting Systems4m
7. Star/Delta Motor Starter Systems6m
8. AC Variable Speed Drives7m
2 readings
Reading Assignments3h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

DC Motors

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 77 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
2. DC Motor Principle of Operation5m
3. Brushed DC Motors6m
4. Shunt, Series, and Compound Wound Motors7m
5. Brushless DC Motors7m
6. Driving a brushless DC motor12m
7. Commutation11m
8. Paper Shredder Teardown15m
9. Specifying a DC Motor8m
2 readings
Reading Assignments3h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

DC Motor Control and Stepper Motors

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 78 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2. Lab Exercise on Motor Voltage and Current Measurement24m
3. Stepper Motor Principles of Operation8m
4. Illustrative Example of a Stepper Motor Drive6m
5. Stepper Motor Specs and Operation9m
6. Commercial Stepper Motor Driver Chips and Packages8m
7. Lab Exercise on Rotary Sensor13m
8. DC vs. AC Motors5m
3 readings
Hardware Needed to Do Course Projects Based on This Module10m
Reading Assignments3h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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