Full Title: Power Electronics
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ELEC E7003
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:This module introduces the student to best practices in Power Supply design. The principles of motor control circuits are also introduced.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Examine, identify and select techniques, procedures and methods to a problem.
  2. Interpret and explain a range of power electronic circuits.
  3. Have the ability to simulate and analyse the outcomes of a range of power electronic circuits.
  4. Select and apply appropriate mathematical and scientific formulae to solve practical power electronic problems.
  5. Recognise the contribution of power electronics to renewable energy applications.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Passive Components
Parasitic & thermal effects, LTspice simulation.
Power Components
Diode, Thyristor, Mosfet, construction, operation, component ratings, safe operating area, characteristics, temperature effects, datasheets.
Rectifier Circuits
Half wave, full wave, bridge rectifiers, transformer ratings & regulation, rectifier & capacitor ratings.
DC-DC Converters
Linear & Switched, series pass, buck, boost, buck-boost, methods of control, applications in renewable energy systems, MPPT.
DC-AC Converters
Inverters, applications in renewable energy systems.
Protection Systems
Fusing requirements, current limiting, short circuit & over voltage protection.
Linear Vs Switched, loss mechanisms in converters.
IC Regulators
Fixed, adjustable, application notes
Power over Ethernet & Power-line communication
Standards, electrical parameters, system architecture, PSE & PD front ends, PoE process cycle, end-span, mid-span, power classification, line detection, start-up, operation, power overloads, RJ-45 PoE pinout, CAT-5, CAT-6, safety, data integrity, DC & AC disconnect, power management, PD & PSE controllers, applications.
Motor Speed Control
Stepper motor & DC motor control
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Special Regulation
Students must obtain an overall pass mark of 40% of which they must have achieved a minumum of 35% in the continuous assessment element and 30% within the final written exam.

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Written Report Investigation, analysis, design and physical construction of power electronic based circuit. Simulation using LTspice software. 2,3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab based exercises investigating power components, circuit characteristics and behaviour. Simulation and measurement using LTspice and physical construction of power electronic based circuits. 2,3 10.00 0 0 n/a 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 Written exam 1,2,4,5 70.00 100 30 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 No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.33 Every Week 2.33
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.33
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hart, Introduction to Power Electronics
  • Mohan, Power Applications & Design
  • Rashid, Power Electronics Handbook
  • Brown, Power Electronics Cookbook
  • Brown, Power Sources & Supplies
  • Gottlieb, Regulated Power Supplies
  • Sen, Principles of Electrical Machines
  • Price, Analog Electronics
  • Lines, Power Supplies
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELEG_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6 Mandatory
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 6 Mandatory