- One Semester or equivalent
- 66 hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
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.
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Lectures (36 hours), Tutorials (12 hours) Lab Work (12 hours)
Individual or Group task
Assesses attainment of these ULOs
Laboratory work and Reports
Minimum Requirements to pass this unit will be made available in the complete Unit Outline available to students when unit is offered.
• Driver and trigger circuits for power devices
• Protection of power semiconductor devices
• A revision of the principle of pulse width modulation and its advantages
• Switched mode power supplies
• A detailed study of modern AC and DC variable speed electrical machine drives
• Calculation of component ratings, power factor, utilisation factor, retrieval of energy etc. for a given application
• Principle of regenerative braking
• Application and implementation of closed loop control to machine drives
• The application of power electronics in modern power industrials, such as: solar energy and other sources of energy, battery technology, uninterruptible power supplies
- Reading materials.
A list of reading materials and/or required texts will be made available in the Unit Outline.