41278 Power Electronics6cp
Requisite(s): 48530 Circuit Analysis and Design
Power electronics is an enabling technology of several significant global technological transformations such as grid integration of renewable energy and energy storage systems, electrification of transportation, microgrids, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Internet of Energy (IoE). Power electronics use power converters with dedicated control strategies and protection devices to perform voltage, current and frequency conversions among power and energy sources, and electrical loads.
This subject introduces the core principles and applications of power electronics, including current and future challenges and opportunities. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the theory, design, and implementation of power electronic circuits by delving into the characteristics of power semiconductor devices, circuit topologies, and power conversion techniques. Through a combination of theory, hands-on laboratory experiments and project work, students develop skills to analyse, design, and troubleshoot power electronic circuits. Advanced concepts such as multilevel converters, magnetics design and power factor correction techniques are also covered. By the end of the subject, students are equipped to design efficient power electronic systems, analyse their performance, and apply this knowledge in practical applications.
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