ET8303 - Power Electronics, Power Semiconductor Physics and Reliability


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2016/2017

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

These topics are included:
- Physics for optimal utilization of power semiconductors: Power diodes, power transistors, thyristors, Gate Turn-Off Thyristors, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors, SiC components.
- Snubbers
- Gate drivers
- Cooling
- Design of high frequency magnetic components

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student shall:
- understand the semiconductors physics that is the basis for power electronic components.
- know and understand the physical construction of power electronic components, and how the components are utilized to design power electronic converters.
After completing the course, the student shall be able to design and construct optimal and reliable power electronic converters.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self study and project based on litterature studies.
The course is given every second year, next time fall term 2017.

Course materials

Mohan, Undeland og Robbins: Power Electronics, Converters, Applications, and Design, Wiley, 3rd Edition 2003.

Josef Lutz: Halbleite – Leistungsbauelemente – Physik, Eigenschaften, Zuverlässigkeit
Springer Verlag 2006.




Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Oral examination 100/100 D
Spring Oral examination 100/100 D
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.