ET8303 - Power Electronics, Power Semiconductor Physics and Reliability


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Muntlig eksamen 100/100

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

The course aims to give a deep understanding of semiconductor physics and the role of semiconductor physics in optimal and reliable power electronics converter design.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self study and project based on litterature studies.
The course is given every second year, next time spring 2012.

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 Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Muntlig eksamen 100/100 2011-12-03
Spring ORD Muntlig eksamen 100/100 2012-05-30
  • * 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.