ET8303 - Power Electronics, Power Semiconductor Physics and Reliability


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 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.


More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2012

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 2011-12-03
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 2012-05-30
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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