Electrical Machines

Course Description

Students study AC and DC theory as applied to motors, generators, and power distribution systems. The course also considers preventative maintenance and repair of rotating and static electrical equipment; turboelectric drive principles and operation; and U.S. Coast Guard electrical engineering rules and regulations. The lab component covers ship and shoreside machinery.

Entrance Requirements

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Other Objectives


  1. Current, Voltage, Resistance
  2. DC Circuits and Circuit Faults
  3. Magnetic Fields and Circuits
  4. Basic Magnetic Circuit
  5. Energy in a magnetic field
  6. Capacitors
  7. Current, Voltage, and Impedance
  8. Resonance and Harmonics
  9. Power Factor
  10. Three Phase Systems
  11. Transformers
  12. Three Phase Induction Motors
  13. Synchronous Motors
  14. 3 Phase Motor Operation
  15. AC Generators
  16. Single Phase AC Motors
  17. DC Generators
  18. DC Motors
  19. Battery Systems
  20. Grounding

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