TET4190 - Power Electronics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 20/100
Work 25/100
Written examination 55/100 4 hours D

Course content

Conversion, 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. Exercises, out of which 4 count in the final grading if they have positive effect. Compulsory laboratory experiments. Compulsory project work that also counts in the final grading. The course is given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratoriearbeid med rapport
  • Prosjektarbeid med rapport og presentasjon

Further on evaluation

The final evaluation will be based on a written examination (counting 55%), project work with presentation (counting 25%) and exercises (counting 20%) based on % fulfillment. Final grading will be from A to F. The exercises consists of 4 separate exercises counting 5% each. The exercises are not compulsory, and do only count if they have a positive effect on the total assessment. In cases where the exercises are not submitted or have negative effect, the final grading will be based on written examination (counting 75%) and project with presentation (counting 25%).
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.

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 & Sons, 2003. Lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TET4190 7.5 01.09.2007
More on the course



Version: 2
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2018

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electric Power Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved exercises 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Approved exercises 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Work 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 55/100 D 2018-12-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Hall B Utleirahallen 0
SL120 Sluppenvegen 14 0
Summer UTS Written examination 55/100 D
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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