Full Title:Power Electronics
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ENGR E8006
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Understand the salient characteristics of typical power switching components.
  2. Competent to computer modeland design medium and low power electronic power subsystems.
  3. Be familiar with techniques with techniques used for efficient adjustable control of motors.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Power Devices
Construction and behaviour of active components such as power switches, SOA, failure mechanisms, device protection, thermal management.
Switch Mode Converter Topologies
Step dow, step up, inverters, isolated designs.
Control of SMPS
Investigation of methods usedto control operation of SMPS.
Practical Systems Considerations
RFI generation and suppression, system reliability, system protection.
Motor Drives
Criteria for selecting drive components, modelling the electromagnetic component, DC motor drives, AC induction motors, stepper motor drives.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory based 1,2,3 20.00 0 0 Every Week 0
Non-DKIT Exam Mid Term 1,2,3 10.00 0 0 Week 7 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Powerpoint & supportive documentation 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Supporting Lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Assignments, Homework 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Mohan, Ned; Underland Tore M; Robbins, William P 2003, Power Electronics, John Wiley & Sons US [ISBN: 0471226939]
  • Billings, Keith H, n/a, McGraw Hill US [ISBN: 0070067198]
  • Sen, P C, Principles of Electric Machines
  • Hart, D W, Power Electronics, Prentice Hall
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources