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 student has practical skills on dimensioning and selecting components used in power electronic devices based on manufacturers data sheets.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2020 - 10.12.2020

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

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

Contact information for the course (valid 25.08.2020-21.12.2112):

Prof. Jorma Kyyrä,

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:

    Properties and operation of diodes, thyristor and power transistors. Dimensioning of cooling. Protection against over voltages and currents. EMC-filtering. Resistive, capacitive and inductive components. Devices for the control signals. Course includes a planning exercise.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, calculation exercises, design assignment, and exam.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 49 h, independent and work-based learning 65 h, revision 18 h, exam 3 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Barry Williams: Power Electronics; Devices, Drives, Applications, and Passive Components, (available in internet) and other distributed material.

    Earlier years the book has been: Niiranen: Tehoelektroniikan komponentit, Otatieto 575 (4 Ed., 2007)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E8412 Power Electronics or equivalent basic knowledge of power electronics

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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