Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student understands the operation principles of power electronics and the operation of the most essential converters.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 10.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jorma Kyyrä, Edris Pouresmaeil

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation):

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

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Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course gives an introduction to power electronics used in electric drives and power supplies. Topics discussed are: power electronic systems, overview of power semiconductor switches, line-commutated ac-dc rectifiers, dc-dc switch-mode converters, self-commutated dc-ac inverters.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, problem solving classes, laboratory exercises, examination.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 37 h, independent studies and work based-learning 77 h, revision 18 h, examination 3 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Ned Mohan, Power Electronics, A First Course, John Wiley & Sons, USA, 2012.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces S-81.2100 and S-81.2110

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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