TET4555 - Power Electronics and Components, Specialisation Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project 100/100

Course content

The specialization course will be a 7.5 pt course. Topics in the course is based on the field of research of the Power Electronic Systems and Components (PESC) group. Dependent on the topics of the specialization project of the students joining the course, it can be put more focus on some of the topics listed below:

  • Solid-state components (pn diode, IGBT, MOSFETs, thyristors and WBG devices) and information on gate drivers, packaging, reliability and snubber circuits.
  • Design aspects of converters (magnetics, filters, cooling system, testing procedures, sensors)
  • Modulation schemes
  • Advanced control topics in PE
  • Grid integration of converters
  • Laboratory: Building or testing of PE converters or use of the PESC Control Platform for control purposes (can include emulation)

Learning outcome


When completed this course, the student shall have acquired in depth knowledge about the topic of here/his specialization topic.


When completed this course, the student shall be able to solve problems within Power Electronics Systems and Components in a properly both scientifically and technically. This is especially valid for problems related to the topics related to the specialization project and master project for the actual student.

General competence:

After completed course, the student should have increased skills within:

  • Effectively communicate with specialists as well as not-specialists by help of written reports and presentations
  • Contribute with new ideas as well in innovation processes

Learning methods and activities

The topics are mainly covered in lectures, but some self study can be required. In addition, the students will work with a project in the lab.

Further on evaluation

The project report will be graded A-F. A grade of at least E to pass.

Course materials

Informed about at the startup of the course.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: Project

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Project 100/100



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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