TET4190 - Power Electronics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 25/100
Written examination 75/100 4 hours D

Course content

Convertion, control and monitoring of electric energy with the use of semiconductors. Methods for analyzing converters including resonance converters for design.

Selection of converter topologies, power semiconductors and passive elements.

Sustainable energy technologies such as wind energy, solar power, wave energy, and fuel cells are described. The use of power electronics as an enabling technology is described in detail.

Industrial applications like SMPSs, UPSs and induction heating. Application of Power Electronics for transmission, distribution and control in the future power system, including Smart Grid is described.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student shall master:
- basic theory of power electronic energy conversion inclusive applications within renewable energy, energy saving and industrial products.
- simulation of power electronic converters.

After conclusion of the course the student shall be able to:
- define, model and analyze complex systems within power electronics.
- design power electronic converters within Electric Energy Technology and SmartGrids with argument criteria.
- plan and operate the use of power electronic converters in the present and future electric grid and industrial- and oil installations.

The student will also have increased his/hers abilities to:
- work independently and in groups.
- use instruments and equipment in the laboratory.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises, all in English. Compulsory laboratory experiments. Compulsory project work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project work with report and presentation
  • Laboratory work with report

Further on evaluation

The final evaluation will be based on a written examination (counting 75%) and the project work (counting 25%) based on % fulfillment. Final grading will be from A to F.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

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


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Work 25/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 75/100 D 2017-12-04 09:00 E4 , R D1-185 Datasal
  • * 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.