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About the Course

This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5700, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. 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 the steady state voltages, current, and efficiency of power converters. Assignments include simulation of a dc-dc converter, analysis of an inverting dc-dc converter, and modeling and efficiency analysis of an electric vehicle system and of a USB power regulator. After completing this course, you will: ● Understand what a switched-mode converter is and its basic operating principles ● Be able to solve for the steady-state voltages and currents of step-down, step-up, inverting, and other power converters ● Know how to derive an averaged equivalent circuit model and solve for the converter efficiency A basic understanding of electrical circuit analysis is an assumed prerequisite for this course....

Top reviews

Jul 31, 2017

This course sets the groundwork for more advanced concepts in Power Electronics. The Professor was very explicit and the homework assignments were of a good strength to help ground the notions learnt.

Jun 18, 2020

Very nice course. Even if you are already familiar with power electronics, it will help you to form a system of knowledge and utilize rational approaches for task solution of any level of complicity.

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By Raúl

Feb 9, 2016

Incredible quality of materials. Very well paced.

By Asier L

May 1, 2021

I can only have good words. Very well explained.

By Sachinth H

Nov 14, 2020

Thank you so much sir! Great explanation indeed!

By Daniel R R

Oct 9, 2020

Great sub-course in my road to power electronics

By Dingan L

Apr 23, 2016

This course is really fantastic and very useful.

By T G

Aug 23, 2020

The whole course is nicely designed and taught.

By Abhiram V P

Mar 6, 2018

Very useful. Informative. Application oriented.


Feb 1, 2017

Amazing explanations. I recommend for everyone.

By Gökhan M

Jun 14, 2017

It is realy good lecture series. Thanks a lot.

By Сергей Б

Feb 16, 2016

This course is not easy, but very interesting!

By Chathuranga J

Aug 7, 2016

Great foundation to power electronic learners

By Somreeta R

Feb 3, 2016

Excellent course to create your fundamentals!

By Kyle R

Jan 10, 2021

Very interesting course and I learned a lot!


Jul 13, 2020

Awesome course with challenging assignments.

By Roy F

May 29, 2020

Excellent class and motivating assignments!!

By Karthik T

May 10, 2017

Very nice intro course to power electronics.

By Sakis

Apr 10, 2017

Very good course. Informative and inspiring.

By Foube

Nov 23, 2016

Very good introduction to power electronics!

By S B

Aug 16, 2016

Excellent course, challenging and rewarding.

By M. S

Oct 5, 2020

provide certificate after completing course

By Matthew W

Apr 18, 2020

Very informative and clear. Learning a lot!

By Yujiang W

Oct 28, 2017

Very good introduction to power electronics

By 변남혁

Mar 26, 2021

very nice introduction to powerelectronics

By Abodh P

Nov 15, 2017

One of the best courses I have ever taken.

By Ayush S

Jul 5, 2016

This is the best online course I ever had.