Postgraduate Course: Power Electronics (MSc) (PGEE10015)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will be based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Power Electronics (MSc)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have an appreciation of the many different technical and commercial aspects involved in the design of power electronic circuits.
- Have a good knowledge of the operation and limitations of standard power electronic circuits used in lower power applications.
- Be able to perform calculations to carry out approximate designs of power supply circuits and their components.
- Have an appreciation as to how device and circuit imperfections can affect the design of power supply circuits in commercial applications.
|Power Electronics, Mohan, Undeland & Robbins, (Wiley) ISBN 0-471-22693-9|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ewen MacPherson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5601
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079