This research compares the use of computer-assisted learning (CAL) with the traditional learning methods in the teaching of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs). The present study was performed on an experimental group consisting of 16 students and a control group consisting of 15 students. In order to measure the students' success, a multiple-choice test of 23 items was used as the pretest and the posttest. The results show that the CAL method was more effective in increasing student success than the traditional method. An attitude scale of 17 items was applied to measure the attitudes of the experimental group students and a positive attitude towards CAL was found.