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.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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)

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 Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.