Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 12. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. EIE015 overlap following cours/es: EIE023, EIE041, EIE023, EIE041, EIE023, EIE041, EIE023 och EIE041. Optional for: E4, E4em, E4ra, M4, M4me. Course coordinator: Professor Mats Alaküla,, Inst f ind elektrotekn o aut. Recommended prerequisits: ESS020 or ESSF01 Analogue Circuits, ESS030 Physics of Devices, ESS060 Electrical Engineering and FRT010 Automatic Control, Basic Course. Assessment: Approved laborations and simulations that are reported continuously. Written exam (5 h) with both problem solving and theoretical questions. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give an orientation on the characteristics of modern active and passive components that are used in power electronic converters. The course also gives an understanding of the function of power electronic converters like AC/DC-converters, switched mode power supplies, frequency converters for motor control, and high voltage DC-transmission (HVDC).

The course gives knowledge on the control of power electronic converters in general and also in special applications where power electronics is used, like electromechanic drive systems, rotating electric machines, linear motors, loudspeakers and so on. Power electronics in power system applications is another area which is treated in the course, where active net filters and transistor based HVDC are investigated. There is also two projects, aiming at giving an active knowledge in simulations, experimental work, and evaluation of circuits and systems within the area of power electronics.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

individually be able to


Alaküla M, Karlsson P: Power Electronics – Devices, Circuits, Control and Applications, IEA, LTH 2006.