Course Code ECE 6610PD
Course Title Power Electronic Converters
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Mehrdad Kazerani)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course covers a wide range of topics in power electronics including: power semiconductor devices with emphasis on their operating characteristics, power converter topologies for ac-to-dc, dc-to-dc, dc-to-ac and ac-to-ac conversions, multi-converters and multi-level converters, control techniques in power converters, modeling of power converters, applications of power converters, converter design aspects (snubber circuits, gate/base-drive circuits, thermal management, series/parallel combinations of switches), and computer simulation of power electronic systems. Recommended Background: Basic understanding of circuit analysis and control theory is required. Familiarity with electric machinery and power systems is desirable.

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Course Work and Exam (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: ECE Electric Power Engineering Grad Students
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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