This module forms one of the three core modules for the students specializing in Power and Energy area. The aim of the module is to introduce various types of Electrical Drive Systems and their components. The role of electric drives in industrial automation will be emphasized. Also the importance of electric drives in energy conservation in various industrial processes will be highlighted. Various types of electric drives such as DC, AC, SRM and special drives will be introduced and their steady-state as well as transient performances will be discussed. The detailed mathematical modelling of various types of drives and how they can be used to design current/speed/position controllers for high-performance control would be discussed. This module has direct industrial relevance and would be useful not only to electrical but also to mechanical students working in the area of automation & control and mechatronics.