Power Electronics Specialization

Starts Oct 30

Power Electronics Specialization

Expand your Engineering Excellence

Create modern power electronics systems for our devices, transportation and infrastructure.

About This Specialization

Design modern switched-mode power converters; create high-performance control loops around power converters; understand efficiency, power density and cost trade-offs By 2030, 80% of all electrical energy will be processed by power electronics. Professional advantages continue to grow for technical engineers who understand the fundamental principles and technical requirements of modern power conversion systems. This specialization covers design-oriented analysis, modeling and simulation techniques leading to practical engineering of high-performance power electronics systems.

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6 courses

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Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Introduction to Power Electronics

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    3 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course introduces the basic concepts of switched-mode converter circuits for controlling and converting electrical power with high efficiency. Principles of converter circuit analysis are introduced, and are developed for finding th
  2. COURSE 2

    Converter Circuits

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course introduces more advanced concepts of switched-mode converter circuits. Realization of the power semiconductors in inverters or in converters having bidirectional power flow is explained. Power diodes, power MOSFETs, and I
  3. COURSE 3

    Converter Control

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course teaches how to design a feedback system to control a switching converter. The equivalent circuit models derived in the previous courses are extended to model small-signal ac variations. These models are then solved, to find the important
  4. COURSE 4

    Advanced Converter Control Techniques

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course covers advanced converter control techniques, including averaged-switch modeling and Spice simulations, modeling and design of peak current mode and average current mode controlled converters, as well as an introduction to co
  5. COURSE 5

    Magnetics for Power Electronic Converters

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course covers the analysis and design of magnetic components, including inductors and transformers, used in power electronic converters. The course starts with an introduction to physical principles behind inductors and transformers, inclu
  6. COURSE 6

    Capstone Design Project in Power Electronics

    Upcoming session: Jan 8
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    Learners will design a DC-DC converter that powers USB-C devices (20 V at 3 A) from a dc input voltage source such as a lithium-ion battery pack or a desktop computer power bus. Aspects of the project will include: ● Design of converter power s

Creators

  • University of Colorado Boulder

    Set in one of the world's most inspiring and entrepreneurial learning environments, the University of Colorado Boulder enables each member of our community to reach their potential and to Be Boulder through an extraordinary range of challenging academic, research and service opportunities.

    CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

  • Dr. Khurram Afridi

    Dr. Khurram Afridi

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Robert Erickson

    Dr. Robert Erickson

    Professor
  • Dr. Dragan Maksimovic

    Dr. Dragan Maksimovic

    Charles V. Schelke Endowed Professor

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