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.
Apr 17, 2020
The Course is excellent, it covered various aspects involved in Modeling of DC Converter Circuits and computing their losses. Prof Erickson taught this course very well. I am very thankful to University of Colorado, Boulder for this course and Coursera for Creating such a wonderful platform.
By Grant J " U•
Jul 19, 2017
A very good introduction to the concepts of power electronics. Having a background in physics II (Freshman level 2 and/or Electromagnetic physics) is about all you need. I would recommend a firm grasp on Kirchoff's laws and listening closely to the professor. He is very good at what he does.
By Chaitali S•
Apr 4, 2020
I really enjoyed learning this course and it helped me understand and analyse circuits better. The teachings go hand in hand with the prescribed textbook. The home assignments were challenging and helped improve my knowledge of this course. The introduction to Spice was also very helpful.
By Arthur M•
May 1, 2016
The course is very good, but would like to make three suggestions:
1) You don't have a feedback from what you made wrong in the exercises. It is usefull to learn from the mistakes.
2) One week is a short lead time for the tasks
3)It might include extra optional tasks regarding simulation
By Hugo V•
Mar 19, 2016
Very straightforward. Professor Erickson's approach avoids to overcomplicate the subject by making a very logical analysis of the models, introducing the student in bussiness with ease. No complex math or super-complicated equation systems. It's just clean, simple and conceptual.
By Muhammad Z B•
Jul 15, 2021
It was a very nice arranged and organized course with interesting topics and a good way of teaching from the instructor but it would be much more appreciated if the instructor also shares us with the practical experiments in the lab and shares his experiences. Thanks, Coursera.
By Debajyoti B•
May 14, 2021
The course Introduction to Power Electronics offered by Dr. Robert W. Erickson helped me a lot in understanding the basic concepts of Power Electronics. As an instructor, Prof. Erickson was exceptional, his style of teaching was excellent and his lectures were well articulated.
By Zachary B•
Nov 24, 2017
The course is challenging but it really gives a great introduction into the basics of how switching converters work. The lectures are clear and the book is helpful. A solid understanding of circuit analysis definitely is needed for analyzing the circuits. Great course overall.
By Igor E•
Jan 10, 2022
Great power electronics introductary course. The lectures are interesting and to the point (not long and boring). The practicing examples are very helpful. Tho only suggestion is to give the practicing examples solutions (only final results, not the step by step procedures).
By John W•
Jun 23, 2019
This course is really good for solidifying the basic analysis and derivations. I have over 10 years of DC/DC industry experience but taking this introductory course I was still able to learn valuable information and was able to brush up on many areas of converter analysis.
By Deleted A•
Aug 13, 2021
A great introduction to an area of EE that I missed in my undergrad years. The quizzes were helpful, although I would have liked closure with the actual answers. Some questions I didn't know if I simply made simple mistakes or if I completely missed the conceptual ideas.
By Oliver S•
Nov 1, 2016
Instruction was very clear and supplemental lectures with discussion forums were sufficient to complete understanding. As suggested by instructor, the most benefit came from repeating coursework until completion. This brought to light points of misunderstanding. Great!
By Gunaratnam S•
Dec 16, 2018
Great course. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have mastered in electromagnetic especially electrical machine design in the past. This course compliments my knowledge for the power electronics discipline of the electric drive system design. Thanks a lot.
By Felipe N•
Feb 28, 2016
This course is amazing, all instructors holds a abroad knowledge on power electronics and its branches, also the course infrastructure helps not only the average students, but the real beginners in power electronics to extract te full experience passed here.
Dec 2, 2018
The BEST online course I attended so far. Learned a lot. Videos are short but had more information. Assignments are quiet easy if we learn from the video well. I completed this course with Financial aid. Thanks to Coursera. Looking forward to next course.
By Mustafa A•
Jun 2, 2018
Some questions of the quizes was very time consuming because of the tight numerical tolerances. To find the exact value I had to make so much calculus. Except that, I enjoyed very much with this course. Thank you very much to the Professor and the staff.
By Sayyar A•
Oct 1, 2017
This was very interesting and informative course. The method of teaching was excellent. Assignment tasks were conceptual and challenging also covering practical aspects. I juts recovered what I missed during my Engineering Degree. Thanks to Coursera!
By Ashish S•
May 15, 2016
Course gives introductory insight into analysis of DC-DC power converters, which can be extended to converters of any complexity. Dr. Ericksen has explained these concepts well and the assignments further enhance one's understanding of the subject.
By Ektoras B•
Dec 18, 2016
it is a great introduction to steady state behavioral modeling. You need some previous knowledge of Power Electronics to help you, but the steady state modeling is something I hadn't really practiced much since college so it was a nice refresher.
By Rahul D•
Mar 15, 2021
The course explores the fundamentals of power electronics in a very concise manner. This course serves as a great starting point for beginner to intermediate power electronics engineers. It has been a wonderful learning experience. Thank you.
By Ratik R G•
Jun 14, 2020
This had been an great journey so far with prof. Robert and his teachings.
The concepts are very well illustrated with deep explaination. Throughout the course the instructor has maintained the same rhythm and pace which is good to binge .
By Arun I•
Oct 21, 2016
Great course. The conceptual aspects were covered really well and sets up the student for increasing level of complexity in the weeks ahead and the courses later in the specialization. Looking forward to the next course in the specialization.
By Jayasankar V N•
Jun 18, 2020
I am extremely happy completing this course on Introduction to Power Electronics. The assignments were really challenging which motivated me to go through the lessons carefully and solve each questions with at most care. Thank you very much
By Rahul K•
Dec 29, 2018
This course provides a great introduction to the field of power electronics. The difficulty level is moderate and the course is well paced. This course only provides an insight into DC-DC converters using just the basics of circuit theory.
By SOUNDHAR B•
Jul 22, 2022
Literally challenging course for those who are enthusiastic in power electronics. Thanks for providing this course. Critically thinking mind is needed to answer all the questions. fortunately i was able to solve almost all the questions.