Module Details

Module Code: ENGR E8006
Full Title: Power Electronics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
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Departments: Unknown
Module Description: no description provided
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Understand the salient characteristics of typical power switching components.
MLO2 Competent to computer modeland design medium and low power electronic power subsystems.
MLO3 Be familiar with techniques with techniques used for efficient adjustable control of motors.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module 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.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
Final Examination70.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Laboratory based
Assessment Type Non-DKIT Exam % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Mid Term
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
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

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Powerpoint & supportive documentation Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact Supporting Lectures Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Assignments, Homework Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Mohan, Ned; Underland Tore M; Robbins, William P. (2003), Power Electronics, John Wiley & Sons, US, [ISBN: 0471226939].
  • Billings, Keith H. 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