Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the structure of an electromechanical system
  2. Explain complexity of devices for electromechanical energy conversion
  3. Apply fundamental principles of Newtonian mechanics to simple systems
  4. Analyze simple systems by Lagrangean and Hamilton equations of motion
  5. Prepare a circuit-based model of an electromechanical system
  6. Analyze functioning of electromechanical devices
  7. Assess a concept of an electromechanical device

Forms of Teaching


Compacted lecturing in first part of the term

Seminars and workshops

project and team work


project and team work

Work with mentor

support in team work

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 0 % 45 % 0 % 45 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 35 % 0 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Oral 20 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Classification of electromechanical interactions.
  2. Network representation of electromechanical interactions.
  3. Lossless electromechanical coupling.
  4. Coenergy – an alternate energy function.
  5. Basic capacitive transducer types.
  6. Rotational transducers.
  7. Practical devices.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Basic inductive transducer geometries.
  10. Rotational magnetic transducers.
  11. Permanent magnet transducers.
  12. Practical devices.
  13. Linearised transducers.
  14. Circuit models; Stability considerations.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Courses for exceptionally successful students (4. semester) Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Courses for exceptionally successful students (4. semester) Elective Courses (6. semester)


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D. Horvat (2005.), Fizika 1: Mehanika i toplina, Hinus
S. Berberović (1998.), Teorijska elektrotehnika – odabrani primjeri, Graphis Zagreb
H.H. Woodson, J.R. Melcher (1968.), Electromechanical Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons
L.J. Kamm (1996.), Understanding Electro-Mechanical Engineering, IEEE Press
S.E. Lyshevski (2001.), Nano- and Microelectromechanical systems, CRC Press

For students


ID 183442
  Summer semester
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
12 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

86 Excellent
74 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable