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.


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: 08.09.2022 - 08.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, calculation exercises, design assignment, and exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II