A SRM-based drive system for design project course in electric power engineering master program in chalmers university of technology
Paper i proceeding, 2016
The power engineering design project course is a second-year course in electric power engineering master program in Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Sweden. Students perform and report a pre-selected project in the electric power engineering area within a group. A drive system based on a switched reluctance motor (SRM) is developed in the context of a master thesis and the system is utilized and enhanced in this course as an educational platform. The course activities, developed hardware, project results by students, and course evaluation results are presented in this paper. During a pedagogical course titled “Writing for publication and for constructive alignment” conducted by CTH, the course supervision activities are analyzed and improved. The assessment of the students individual contribution within a group is identified as the main barrier for the further involvements of the students. Changing the course grade from a pass/fail to a fail/3/4/5 system is suggested for the next round of the course to encourage the students for more engagement within the project group.