PN82 – Design electric drives and electromechanical systems

Course Objective
To provide participant with the fundamental knowledge and skill on the different electric motors and its application. Participants will also be able to incorporate the motors to the electrical drive units.

Target Group
Industrial personnel, technicians, operators, designers and

Course Content

  • Introduction to Electrical Motors
    - How does an electric motor work?
    - Fundamentals
    - Output characteristics
  • Types of Industrial Motors: DC motors and AC motors
  • Stepper Motors
    - Introduction
    - Variable resistance (VR) stepper motors
    - Permanent magnet (PM) stepper motors
    - Hybrid stepper motors
    - Phases of stepper motors
    - Stepping angles of stepper motors
    - Advantages and disadvantages of stepper motors
    - Benefits of stepper motors
    - Applications of stepper motors
  • Servo Motors
    - Introduction
    - How servo motors work?
    - Brushless servo motors.
    - Servo motor controllers.
    - Feedback systems.
    - Advantages and disadvantages of servo motors
    - Benefits of servo motors
    - Applications of servo motors
  • Electromechanical system
    - Introduction
    - Types of electromechanical system
    - Advantages and disadvantages of different designs
    - Applications of electromechanical system
  • Complete systems
    - Using the different motors with the different electromechanical devices
    - Applications of electromechanical systems
  • Simulation and Practical exercises


  • Completed PSLE and are able to speak, read and write in basic English
  • Participants with the following competency rating from the Employability Skills System (ESS) are eligible:
    - Listening / Speaking – Min. level 4
    - Reading / Writing – Min. level 4
    - Numeracy – Min. level 4

4 days (32 hours)