Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 12. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. EIE015 overlaps following cours/es: EIE023 and EIE041. Optional for: E4, E4em, E4ra, M4me. Course coordinator: Professor Mats Alaküla, and Professor Hans Bängtsson,, Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation. Recommended prerequisits: ESSF01 Analogue Circuits, ESS030 Physics of Devices, ESSF15 Electrical Engineering (EE) or MIE012 Electrical Engineering, basic course (ME) 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. Further information: EIE015 may not be combined with either EIE023 Power or EIE042 Power Electronic Control Engineering in the diploma. 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 are 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.