Electronics and Computer Engineering

Power Electronic Components

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

- Passive power electronic components (capacitors, inductors, transformers)
- Power semiconductors (diodes, Si-MOSFETs, SiC-MOSFETs, IGBTs, GaN-HEMTs)
- Sensors in power electronic circuits
- Cooling of power electronic circuits
- 3D modelling of power electronic components

Learning outcomes

- are familiar with the most important power electronic circuits
- are familiar with the structure and properties of power electronic components
(filter components, power semiconductors including wide-bandgap semiconductors)
- are familiar with major applications of electronic power conversion

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

- Mohan: Power Electronics
- Lidow: GaN-Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion
- de Rooij: Wireless Power Handbook
- EPE (European Power Electronics Conference)
- APEC (Applied Power Electronics Conference)
- PCIM (Leistungslektronik und intelligente Antriebstechnik)
- SAE: International Journal of Alternative Powertrains

Mode of delivery

Integrated course

Prerequisites and co-requisites

All courses of the 1st and 2nd semesters

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment