Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


Upon completion of the course, the student:
1. Knows the topologies of the most common switched-mode power supplies and can analyze their operation.
2. Masters the basics of the dynamic modeling and control of SMPS.
3. Knows basics of high frequency inductors and transformers and dimensioning of them as part of SMPS.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 04.03.2021 - 03.06.2021

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

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jorma Kyyrä

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

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:

    Circuit topologies and operating principles of the most common power supplies based on power electronics. DC-DC converters, resonant topologies, galvanic isolation and isolated topologies such as forward, flyback push-pull, modeling and control of power supplies, diode rectifiers and active power factor correction.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exercises, simulation exercises, laboratory exercise, exam. Exam defines grade (simulation exercises must be accepted).

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 48 h, independent studies and work-based learning 62 h, revision 20 h, exam 3 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Mohan, Undeland, Robbins: Power Electroncis, Converters, Applications and Design, Wiley&Sons, 3. edition, 2003 and other distributed material.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Fundamentals of electrical engineering and electronics.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure