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Postgraduate Course: Power Electronics (MSc) (PGEE10015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course introduces students to the design of power electronic circuits for low power applications. It concentrates primarily on power supplies for electronic circuits, and covers the operation and design of the most common power supply circuit topologies. Also included in this course are the design of the magnetic components required in such applications, and the design of the feedback control circuit. Students are introduced to the main characteristics of power semiconductor devices and their drive requirements. A continuous theme throughout this course is designing circuits for ┐worst case┐ conditions, and taking into account commercial requirements as well as practical realities such as device and circuit imperfections.
Course description Introduction to Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS)

Basic buck, buck-boost and boost converters

SMPS with isolation: flyback, forward and bridge converters

Resonant power supplies

Control of SMPS

Magnetic components for SMPS: transformers and inductors

Power semiconductor devices: power MOSFET

Gate drive circuits and snubber circuits

Rectifiers with power factor correction (active and passive)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 62 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Power Electronics (MSc)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have an appreciation of the many different technical and commercial aspects involved in the design of power electronic circuits.
  2. Have a good knowledge of the operation and limitations of standard power electronic circuits used in lower power applications.
  3. Be able to perform calculations to carry out approximate designs of power supply circuits and their components.
  4. Have an appreciation as to how device and circuit imperfections can affect the design of power supply circuits in commercial applications.
Reading List
Power Electronics, Mohan, Undeland & Robbins, (Wiley) ISBN 0-471-22693-9
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPower Electronics
Course organiserDr Ewen Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5601
Course secretaryMiss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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