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Introduction to Electric Drive Systems

The electronics industry is rapidly developing towards cheaper, faster and lighter systems. Besides the changes in communications technology in society, this development also involves larger electronic devices and systems: in recent years power electronics have become considerably cheaper, smaller and more reliable. Modern drive systems enable higher energy efficiency of the drive systems themselves and of the processes in which drive systems are used.

In the course ‘Introduction to Electric Drive Systems’ you will acquire basic knowledge of contemporary electric drive systems and you will learn how they can be applied and operated in practice.


  • You will learn about the basic principles of electrical drives, their components, the devices they drive, typical load curves and therefore the characteristics that are important for selecting and operating such drives.
  • You will learn about operation of drives on a fixed-frequency power supply and with variable-speed drives.
  • You will learn more about related topics such as two-axis theory, basic control structures and relevant sections of standards.
  • You will solve up-to-date problems from the subject area based on examples.
  • You will be perfectly prepared to apply electrical drives in practice.

Target Groups and Admission Requirements

The course is designed for people who are graduates of a Higher Technical Institute (HTL) or have an engineering degree, who wish to learn about electrical drive systems. Tp participate in this course you must be a graduate of a Higher Technical Institute (HTL) or hold a degree in engineering from a university or third-level college.

Dates and Deadlines

Next course date: upon request

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 4 half days  (12 hours)
  • Certificate: Confirmation of participation
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Course fees: € 950 (VAT free); reduced to € 790 (VAT free) each for three or more participants from the same company.
    The fees cover the course handouts.
  • Location: TU Graz or in-house training
Many of the participants in this course have practical work experience and a high level of interest in (re)discovering fundamental principles. This is what makes it exciting to teach in the LLL context and it makes this course a stimulating addition to my other tasks as a professor.

Programme Director

Annette MÜTZE
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Phone: +43 316 873 7240

In cooperation with Siemens and Infineon


Sarah Meinhardt

TU Graz Life Long Learning
Tel.: +43 316 873 4945