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.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


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 (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.