Checking date: 14/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Power Electronics Converters
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: LAZARO BLANCO, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Basic skills: CB1. Students should be able to demonstrate that they possess knowledge of and understand an area of study based on general secondary education and usually at a level which, although it is supported by advanced text books, also includes some aspects which imply knowledge from the forefront of their field of study; CB2. That students know how to apply that knowledge to their work or professional vocation and possess the skills which are usually demonstrated by elaborating on and defending their arguments and resolving problems in their area of study; General skills CG1. Ability to solve problems using initiative, decision making, critical reasoning and communicating and transmitting, knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering. CG3. Ability to design a system, component, or process within the scope of industrial electronic engineering in order to comply with the requisite specifications. CG9. Ability to use computational and experimental tools in order to analyse and quantify industrial electronic and automatic engineering problems. CG10. Ability to design and carry out experiments and analyse and interpret the data obtained. CG22. Knowledge of basic electronics Specific skills CE4. Applied knowledge of power electronics. CE6. Ability to design analogue, digital and power electronics systems.
Description of contents: programme
Brief survey of Power Semiconductor Devices. Power losses Analysis. Fundamentals of design and selection of inductors, transformers and capacitors. Basic overcurrent and overvoltage protections. Heat-sink calculations. Converter topologies analysis. Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: Magisterial Classes, where the students will be presented with the basic knowledge they must acquire. Students will be supplied with lecture notes and key reference texts which will enable them to complete and acquire a more in depth knowledge of the subject. Problems Classes, these are aimed at the solving of exercises and examples within the context of real case studies. These classes will be complimented with the resolution of practical exercises on behalf of the student. Laboratory Practical Sessions Group tutorials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • BARRADO, A. LÁZARO. Problemas de Electrónica de Potencia. Pearson Prentice Hall. 2007
  • N. MOHAN, T.M. UNDELAND, W.P. ROBBINS. Power electronics, converters, applications and design. John Wiley & Sons. 2003
  • R.W. ERICKSON, D. MAKSIMOVIC. . Fundamentals of Power Electronics. Second Edition. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2002
Additional Bibliography
  • A. I. PRESSMAN. Switching Power Supply Design. McGraw-Hill. 1998
  • CHRISTOPHE P. BASSO. Switch-Mode Power Supplies Second Edition. Mc Graw Hill. 2014
  • K. BILLINGS. Switching power supply handbook. Mc Graw Hill . 2011
  • W.G. HURLEY, W.H. WÖLFLE. Transformers and Inductors for Power Electronics. Wiley. 2013

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.