Power Electronics

EEE40005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 66 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce the working principles of DC/DC converters, AC/DC rectifiers and DC/AC inverters and their applications in industrials. Furthermore, the basic introduction to control techniques, driving circuits, protection circuits is provided.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:

1. Design, construct and assess power electronic systems, such as solar photovoltaic systems. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
2. Use computer simulation tools to analyse power electronic systems. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
3. Collect and analyse experimental data, interpret results, formulate conclusions and generate laboratory reports (K1, K2, S1, A2)
4. Apply the basic concepts of power electronics to design the circuits in the fields of AC and DC drives, power generation and transmission and energy conversion. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:

K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.