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Postgraduate Course: Power Conversion (MSc) (PGEE10033)

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 will develop understanding of fundamental power electronic building blocks and modulation techniques, employed in solid-state power converters. The concept of switch mode power conversion will be developed starting with basic circuits and extended to more complex topologies and functions, including the generation of two and three phase ac waveforms. The course will introduce a range of power electronic devices and show how the properties these devices affect the design and performance of power converters. A range of case studies will be used to illustrate how power electronics may be applied to a real world applications.
Course description Topics covered:

Part 1: Electrical Machines Applications (Power management, Machines drives)

1: Introduction to electrical machines and applications.
2: Variable Speed Induction Machines - V/f control
3: Doubly Fed Induction machines for wind power
4: Brushless DC Permanent Magnet Machines

Part 2: Power Electronics

1: Introduction to power electronic applications and power semiconductor devices.
2: Fundamentals of switch-mode waveforms and basic switching circuits.
3: DC-DC converters, fundamental circuits and analysis techniques.
4: DC-AC Converters, circuits and Modulation.
5: Switching transients, losses and thermal management.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy (PGEE11024)
Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, 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 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 64 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Final Examination: 100%
Feedback Feedback to be provide though marked examples and during weekly tutorial sessions.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have a sound understanding of the operation of power electronic converters and their use in a range of applications.
  2. Have a sound understanding of power semiconductor behavior and its impact on circuit design and performance.
  3. Be able to carry out calculations to perform designs and evaluate the performance of power electronic converters.
  4. Be able to understand the modulation of DC-AC converters and perform basic calculations of ac power flows.
  5. Appreciate the role of power electronics in range of applications.
Reading List
¿Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design¿ by Ned Mohan,¿ Tore M. Undeland,¿ William P. Robbins.
¿Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems : Modeling, Control, and Applications¿ Amirnaser Yazdani, Reza Iravani
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPower Engineering,Power Electronics,Electrical Machines,Power Converters,Machine Drives
Course organiserProf Stephen Finney
Tel: (0131 6)50 5724
Course secretaryMs Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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