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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....

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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 Rohan M {

Jul 10, 2020

this course is very good for learn about converters for beginners

By Jason T

Apr 17, 2020

it helps to brush up or have good circuit analysis fundamentals.

By Штукель А Є

Jun 23, 2022

The course is not very simple. But I was able to pass it.

By Odirile F G

May 24, 2020

the software for the first week was not working right.

By Wan M W M

May 20, 2020

best instructor, understand well his explaination,

By Trey J

May 22, 2022

The homework is hard, but it is worth the work.

By Ahmed I S

Dec 26, 2019

Good but needs more focus on circuits intuition

By K.Prasanna K

Mar 17, 2021

A bit tough ,but was definitely challenging!!

By Naga K V

Aug 4, 2020

great course ,but difficulty level is high.

By Ambar P

Feb 13, 2016

Nice introductory Power electronic course.

By cordeliazhu

Feb 8, 2019

a little too hard for college students.

By Hamid A

Oct 30, 2017

Easy to understand the complex concepts

By Stephen B

Feb 17, 2016

Hard and very rewarding to complete.

By satish k

Sep 17, 2018

Awesome online learning plateform.

By henil s 1

Apr 19, 2020

In Quiz, Clarification is needed.


Oct 15, 2020

good course to learn new things

By Karla p

Jan 24, 2020

On quizes, some bugs were found

By sabareesan

Jan 29, 2021

Nice course for EV team people

By Hammad K

Jun 26, 2020


By wu g

May 30, 2021

Informative and interesting

By Sida L

Jun 4, 2019

All about dc dc converter

By Rishu C

Apr 10, 2019

Conceptual and insightful


May 11, 2020

Its nice and Challenging

By sainey d

Apr 24, 2021

A great hands-on course