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BL30A0901 Power Electronic Components, 5 cr 
Code BL30A0901  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Power Electronic Components  Abbreviation Power Electroni 
Credits5 cr   
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 

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


After the course the student can: 1. describe the properties, operation and suitable applications of different power electronic devices, passive components and electrical energy storages. 2. calculate the losses of the device and design suitable cooling and protection. 3. Simulate and analyse switching phenomena of power electronic components.


Basic semiconductor physics, pn-junction, power semiconductor devices, passive components, mobile power electronics, electrical energy storages (batteries, supercapacitors). Operation principles of power electronic switches, switching phenomena, losses, applications. Manufacturing methods, gate and base drive circuits, cooling methods, protection methods. Simulation of power electronic components. Possible extra assignments to gather extra points to the exam.

Teaching Methods 

Combined lectures and tutorials, 28 h, 3. period. Combined lectures and tutorials, 28 h, 4th period. Moodle examination 3 h. Independent study 71 h. The course is suitable for distance learning.
Total workload 130 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 19-29.
Course material in Moodle.
Recommended to follow also additional material listed in Moodle and lecture materials.


BL30A0000 Electric Circuits. Integration and derivation.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


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Power Electronic Components  COURSE  Lasse Laurila 
07.01.20 -17.04.20 -

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