Introduction to Power Electronics

The course is an introduction to switched-mode power converters. It provides a basic knowledge of circuitry for the control and conversion of electrical power with high efficiency.

About The Course

The course is an introduction to switched-mode power converters. It provides a basic knowledge of circuitry for the control and conversion of electrical power with high efficiency. These converters can change and regulate the voltage, current, or power; dc-dc converters, ac-dc rectifiers, dc-ac inverters, and ac-ac cycloconverters are in common use. Applications include electronic power supplies, aerospace and vehicular power systems, and renewable energy systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?

    Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.

  • What resources will I need for this class?

    For this course, all you need is an Internet connection,  and the time to watch, study, and learn the field of power electronics. You may also choose to obtain a copy of the optional textbook.

  • What is the coolest thing I'll learn if I take this class?

    You will learn how control substantial electrical power with very high efficiency using time-varying switching converters.

Recommended Background

Knowledge of circuits and electronics at the level of an undergraduate major in electrical engineering is assumed.