Academic year 2020/21
Owning department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits 6
Notional study hours 120
Level FHEQ level 7
Period Semester 2
Assessment summary Coursework 25%, Examination 75%



To introduce you to electric propulsion, this unit covers the high-level drivers of electric propulsion, three specialist on motors, power electronics and energy storage and a final section on practical aspects of electric propulsion component design.​​


  • problem solving
  • numeracy
  • working independently
  • independent study
  • laboratory work
  • scientific writing​


The unit includes:

  • introduction to electric propulsion and vehicle architectures
  • electric machines design and performance
  • power electronics and machine drives
  • energy storage system (chemistries, mechanical design and monitoring)
  • electrical propulsion system safety