Power electronics

Structure Type: Course
Code: KL04BT41020
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Stenberg, Seppo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
TITE-2013   3 autumn   3.0   2015-08-01   2015-12-31  
TITE-2014   3 autumn   3.0   2016-08-01   2016-12-31  
TITE-2015   3 autumn   3.0   2017-08-01   2017-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to define the components and connections of power electronics and verify the topologies associated with switch mode power supplies. Students will explain also the principles behind motor drives in power electronics and battery technology, as well as heat design in power electronics. Students will be able to evaluate EMC and safety regulations concerning power equipment and devices.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 80 h
- of which scheduled studies: 40 h
- of which autonomous studies: 40 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- Guidebooks and brochures for power electronics components and component manufacturers
- Exercises and calculations cover different topologies
- Construction and performance of power unit will be studied by simulations and trial connections

Recommended or Required Reading

Online material

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and exercises

Assessment Criteria

Excellent 5
The student will do the job of the course assignments perfectly. The student is very well familiar with subjects.
Good 4-3
The student will do the job of the course assignments well. The student is very familiar with subjects.
Satisfactory 2-1
The student will do the job of the course assignments successfully. The student is very sufficiently familiar with subjects

Assessment Methods

Exercises and an examination