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Course module: 202001506
Power Electronic Systems
Course info
Course module202001506
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact P. Venugopal
Contactperson for the course P. Venugopal
Examiner P. Venugopal
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The main objective is to understand how power electronics is applied in systems and how the industrial, electric transportation and off-grid systems work.
 Specific learning goals are to:
  • describe physical systems from an energy conversion point of view,
  • derive the energy conversion functions of the system,
  • understand the reasons for including safety margins in the system technical specifications,
  • understand the importance of reliability,
  • demonstrate the ability to do technical system integration in one or more case studies,
  • gain an understanding of the expectations of industry.
The course gives an overview of the application of power electronics and electrical machines in industry and transportation.
In industry applications power electronics is increasingly used to improve the efficiency of the processes. In the Netherlands about 40% of electrical energy is consumed by industry for pumping liquids, fans, process heating and cooling, and lighting and air conditioning for buildings.
The transport sector is going through an electrification transformation where the combustion engines are replaced by power electronics and electric motors in order to reduce CO2 emissions.
Power electronics enables the integration of renewables and storage in electrical grids and improves the operation of off-grid systems.
The course comprises four modules:
  • Overview of industrial drives and application requirements,
  • Overview of electrical transportation systems,
  • Overview of power electronics in grids
  • A series of application case study lectures by external speakers from Dutch Industry.
The course evaluation is based on general knowledge questions and assignments on specific case studies.
Assumed previous knowledge
201900254 - Power Electronic Converters Electric Machines and Drives
201900255 – Electric Machines and Drives

191211040 - Electromagnetic Compatibility
202001505 - Energy Conversion: People, Planet, Prosperity
Participating study
Master Electrical Engineering
Required materials
Course material
Lecture notes
Recommended materials
Power Electronics - converters, design and applications; Mohan, Undeland and Robbins; 2nd or 3rd Edition, John Wiley, ISBN 0-471-5840-8
P.C. Sen, ‘Principles of electric machines and power electronics’, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1997 (second edition), ISBN 0-471-02295-0.
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance

Assignment(s), oral exam & presentation

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