Courses & Units

Power Electronics ENG440

Hobart

Introduction

The aim of this unit is to provide students with expertise in the design and analysis of power electronic circuits for a variety of practical applications. The unit covers a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits which are used in many industrial applications such as variable speed motor drives, wind power generation, solar power generation, electric vehicles, HVDC transmission, computer power supplies, aircraft power supplies, household equipment, utility power systems and many industrial processes. In this unit the operating principles, design, characteristics and application of power conversion devices/circuits will be treated in detail to provide the students with the ability to design/select/maintain a reliable, efficient, cost effective and appropriate power converter for a particular application. Topics covered include: introduction to power electronics and applications, power analysis and computation, power semiconductor devices, controlled and uncontrolled rectifier circuits, pulse width modulated dc-dc converters, ac-dc inverters, voltage-source converters, converter control, and applications.

Summary

Unit name Power Electronics
Unit code ENG440
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Associate Professor Evan Franklin
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the operation of power electronic circuits by applying electrical circuit analysis techniques
  • Specify appropriate design criteria for power electronic applications
  • Design reliable and efficient power electronic converter systems to satisfy criteria specified for a given application
  • Explain the results of power electronics simulation and experimental studies through professionally prepared reports and presentations
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031301 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

ENG231 and ENG234

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

10 x 180 minute lectures, 10 x 60 minute tutorials, 3 x 180 minute practicals, 2 x 120 minute workshops, 2 x 480 minute workshops, 1 x 180 minute workshop

AssessmentExamination (40%)|Test or quiz (10%)|Project (30%)|Laboratory/practical (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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