High Power Electric Motors for Transport

Are you ready to be a part of the cutting-edge development in high-power electric drive systems for future transport applications?

This new course is at the forefront of the international effort to create high-power-to-weight electric machines for electric ships, trucks, and even large-scale hybrid electric aircraft.

Who should attend

Learners aspiring to pursue careers in the fields of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

This is also particularly well-suited for industry professionals eager to broaden their understanding of this cutting-edge technology.

Course highlights

Topics include rotating machines, superconductor theory, cryogenic cooling systems, power electronics and switches, motor drive topologies, and energy systems.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

13 February - 23 July 2024

Duration 17 weeks
Time Wednesdays 8.30am-12.30pm
Level 6
Directed learning hours 75
Self-directed learning hours 75
Total learning hours 150
Study location(s) Online
Study method Online
Domestic fees $927 (approx.)
International fees (NZD) $NZD3,809 (approx.) NB: Short courses are not recommended for International students.
Course code 533.627

Course structure

This course is 15 credits and can be taken as a Certificate of Proficiency.

You will learn about:

  • Operating region of superconductors, response to magnetic fields, critical current, quench and recovery, different types of superconductor
  • Thermodynamics of cryogenic cooling systems, efficiency calculations, cryo-cooler operation and design basics
  • Machine design principles for high power to weight ratios
  • Conduction and switching characteristics of wide band gap MOSFETs and the effects of temperature
  • Advanced motor drive topologies.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of superconductor theory
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of cryogenic systems
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of rotating electric machines used in high power to weight applications
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of wide band-gap device technology
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of electric drive topologies.

To register your interest, please contact technology_administration@manukau.ac.nz.

For more information, phone 0800 62 62 52 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at 12 February 2024. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.