Course Details

Title Introduction to Power Electronics (Mixed)
Field of Study Engineering
Professor Inwha Jeong (
Type Academic course
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule Session A
Course code ISS1140
Course number 18539

This course will introduce switched-mode power converters and power semiconductor device applications in power electronics, including brief introduction of DC & induction motor drives and power quality converters. The student will learn the basic topologies and detailed circuit analyses of various power electronics converters with the help of PSIM computer simulation tool. The free demo version of PSIM will be provided for the students.

*About Course Type: This course will be offered in a mixed format with both real-time and pre-recorded online sessions. The student will get a chance to ask the instructor any question during real-time online sessions.


This course is intended to be an introductory class in power electronics, primarily
for the undergraduate electrical/ electronic engineering student. After this course, the student will be familiar with power electronics, which is an important and fast-growing area in electrical engineering.


*Pre-Knowledge: Electric Circuit Analysis, Electronics I, Electromagnetics I
-Textbook : Daniel W. Hart, Power Electronics, McGraw-Hill, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-07-338067-4

Lesson Plan
Class 1: Chapter 1 Power Electronics Concepts 1.2 Converter Classification 1.3 Power Electronics Concepts 1.4 Electronic Switches Chapter 2 Power Computations 2.2 Power and Energy 2.3 Inductors and Capacitors 2.7 Power Computations for Sinusoidal AC Circuits 2.8 Power Computations for Nonsinusoidal Periodic Waveforms 2.9 Power Computations Using PSIM
Class 2: Chapter 3 Half-Wave Rectifiers 3.2 Resistive Load 3.3 Resistive-Inductive Load 3.7 The Freewheeling Diode 3.8 Half-Wave Rectifier With a Capacitor Filter 3.9 The Controlled Half-Wave Rectifier ** PSIM Simulation
Class 3: Chapter 4 Full-Wave Rectifiers 4.2 Single-Phase Full-Wave Rectifiers 4.3 Controlled Full-Wave Rectifiers 4.4 Three-Phase Rectifiers 4.5 Controlled Three-Phase Rectifiers 4.6 DC Power Transmission ** PSIM Simulation
Class 4: Chapter 5 AC Voltage Controllers 5.2 The Single-Phase AC Voltage Controller 5.3 Three-Phase Voltage Controllers 5.4 Induction Motor Speed Control 5.5 Static VAR Control ** PSIM Simulation
Class 5: Chapter 6 DC-DC Converters (1) 6.1 Linear Voltage Regulators 6.2 A Basic Switching Converter 6.3 The Buck (Step-Down) Converter 6.5 The Boost Converter 6.6 The Buck-Boost Converter ** PSIM Simulation
Class 6: Chapter 6 DC-DC Converters (2) 6.7 The ´Cuk Converter 6.8 The Single-Ended Primary Inductance Converter (SEPIC) 6.9 Interleaved Converters 6.11 Discontinuous-Current Operation 6.12 Switched-Capacitor Converters ** PSIM Simulation
Class 7: Chapter 7 DC Power Supplies (1) 7.2 Transformer Models 7.3 The Flyback Converter 7.4 The Forward Converter 7.5 The Double-Ended (Two-Switch) Forward Converter 7.6 The Push-Pull Converter ** PSIM Simulation
Class 8: Chapter 7 DC Power Supplies (2) 7.7 Full-Bridge and Half-Bridge DC-DC Converters 7.8 Current-Fed Converters 7.9 Multiple Outputs 7.10 Converter Selection 7.11 Power Factor Correction 7.13 Power Supply Control 7.14 PWM Control Circuits ** PSIM Simulation
Class 9: Chapter 8 Inverters (1) 8.2 The Full-Bridge Converter 8.3 The Square-Wave Inverter 8.4 Fourier Series Analysis 8.5 Total Harmonic Distortion 8.7 Amplitude and Harmonic Control 8.8 The Half-Bridge Inverter ** PSIM Simulation
Class 10: Chapter 8 Inverters (2) 8.9 Multilevel Inverters 8.10 Pulse-Width-Modulated Output 8.12 PWM Harmonics 8.15 Three-Phase Inverters 8.17 Induction Motor Speed Control ** PSIM Simulation
Last Updated October 14, 2020
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