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 the student understands the operation principles of power electronics and the operation of the most essential converters.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2022 - 08.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Edris Pouresmaeil, 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:

    The course gives an introduction to power electronics used in electric drives and power supplies. Topics discussed are: power electronic systems, overview of power semiconductor switches, line-commutated ac-dc rectifiers, dc-dc switch-mode converters, self-commutated dc-ac inverters.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, problem solving classes, laboratory exercises, examination.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 37 h, independent studies and work based-learning 77 h, revision 18 h, examination 3 h.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Ned Mohan, Power Electronics, A First Course, John Wiley & Sons, USA, 2012.

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.