ELEC 4002 Power Electronics

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300772

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Description The unit covers various types of power electronics systems, their applications and use in Electrical Drive Systems. It also covers application considerations and modern developments in electronic systems. This course provides the fundamentals of Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Electronic Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) ELEC 2010 AND
ELEC 2004

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of power frequency devices and systems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe various power electronic systems and their requirements.
  2. Describe power semiconductor devices characteristics.
  3. Describe and analyze various types of: Diodes (uncontrolled) rectifiers AC-DC rectifiers Non-isolated DC-DC converters DC-AC converters (Inverters).
  4. Examine the nature and analyze operation of semiconductor power switching devices and configuration for energy conversion purposes.
  5. Describe new developments in power electronic system and some of the environmental issues associated with energy conversion systems.

Subject Content

Power Semiconductor Switches
Line-Frequency Diode Rectifiers: Line-Frequency ac Uncontrolled dc
Line-Frequency Phase-Controlled Rectifiers and Inverters: Line- Frequency ac Controlled dc
dc-dc Switch-Mode Converters
Switch-Mode dc-ac Inverters: dc Sinusoidal ac
Resonant Converters: Zero-Voltage and/or Zero-Current Switchings


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Practical Laboratories - 3 hours per week for 6 weeks. Mandatory to pass labs 20 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 1 hour 30 minutes 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 60 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Mohan, N., Undeland, T. and Robbins, W. , Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design, 3rd ed., John Wiley, 2003.

Teaching Periods


Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City


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