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BL30A0600 Power Electronics, 6 cr / 3.33 cu 
Code BL30A0600  Validity 01.08.2007 -
Name Power Electronics  Abbreviation Power Electroni 
Credits6 cr / 3.33 cu   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Lasse Laurila 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta, muu / other

The course is suitable for distance learning.


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Lasse Laurila


Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. demonstrate good general knowledge of the different basic main circuits in modern power electronics, 2. describe the features and functions of different rectifiers, switch-mode converters and inverters, 3. calculate and simulate typical design tasks of the aforementioned circuits, 4. describe the joint operation of static converters and loads as well as the network interferences caused by converters and alternatives to reduce these interferences.


Operation of the main circuits of different power converters: rectifiers (single and three-phase), DC-DC switch mode converters and power supplies (buck, boost, buck-boost, flyback, forward), inverters (single and three-phase), resonance converters (ZVS, ZCS). Characteristics and operation. Pulse width modulation (PWM). Harmonic components. Simulation of power electronic circuits (simulation tools used: PSpice and Matlab/Simulink, calculations on Mathcad, Excel). Possible extra assignments to gather extra points to the exam.

Teaching Methods 

Combined lectures and tutorials, 28 h, 1st period. Combined lectures and tutorials, 28 h, 2nd
period. Moodle-examination, 3 h. Independent study 97 h. The course is suitable for distance learning.
Total workload 156 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, Moodle examination 100 %. 75 % of tutorial tasks passed or 75 % active presence in tutorials. Possible extra assignments to gather extra points to the exam.



Course Materials 

Mohan, Undeland, Robbins: Power Electronics, converters, applications, and design. Chapters 1 to 18.
Course material in Moodle.


Recommended: BL30A0000 Electric Circuits. Integration and derivation (esp. sine and cosine functions).
FFT. Laplace transforms. Basic software skills with Excel, Word, Matlab/Simulink.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5


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