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: 02.03.2023 - 08.06.2023

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:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 48 h, independent studies and work-based learning 62 h, revision 20 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 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V