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Module

EEE3003 : Introduction to the Basics of Modern Power Electronics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Salaheddine Ethni
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To enhance knowledge and understanding of power electronic converters and their application in power electronic systems.
To enhance knowledge and understanding of power electronic devices and their application in power electronic converters.
To provide students with the skills and techniques necessary to analyse and synthesise power electronic circuits utilising modern power electronic devices.

Outline Of Syllabus

Principles and analysis of power electronic converter topologies: ac-dc, dc-dc and dc-ac conversion. Control and design of converter circuits. Determination of filter technologies based on harmonic calculations. Characteristics of modern power electronic devices, driver circuits and protection. Thermal management and thermal analysis of power electronic systems.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion116:0016:00Preparation/submission of assessment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials540:2018:00Six 20-minute non-synchronous pre-recorded videos per week, replacing lecture material.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study139:0039:00Reviewing lectures notes; general reading; working through tutorial questions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study540:2018:00Study time non-synchronous pre-recorded videos.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time91:009:00One online synchronous tutorial per week, reviewing non-synchronous taught material
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Non-synchronous sessions provide core material and guidance for further reading. Problem solving is introduced through lectures and practiced during private study.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100Summative coursework assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assignment provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the course material. The problem solving aspects of the assessment enables the student to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations.

Reading Lists

Timetable