Course syllabus

Kraftelektronik - komponenter, omvandlare, reglering och tillämpningar
Power Electronics - Devices, Converters, Control and Applications

EIEN25, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2021-04-22

General Information

Elective for: E4-em, M4-me, M4-tt
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

individually be able to


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Approved laborations and simulations that are reported continuously. Written exam (5 h) with both problem solving and theoretical questions.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0118. Name: Power Electronics.
Credits: 10. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam Contents: Written exam
Code: 0218. Name: Laboratory and Simulation Exercises.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved laboratory work and written reports. Contents: Approved laboratory work and written reports.


Assumed prior knowledge: ESSF01 Analogue Circuits, ESS030, ESSF20 Physics of Devices, ESSF15 Electrical Engineering (EE) or MIE012, EIEF35 Electrical Engineering, basic course (ME) and FRT010, FRTF05 Automatic Control, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EIE023, EIE041, EIE015

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Mats Alaküla,
Course homepage:
Further information: EIEN25 may not be combined with ETEF10 Power in the diploma.