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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 Jacky H

Jan 27, 2018

The assignments are worth practising. They are harder than those of my university subject.

By Gonçalo V d S

Sep 2, 2021

the first chapter should be a bit harder other than tthat i think its a great course

By Sajid N

May 25, 2020

I am doing Bachelors of Engineering already, so it was a bit tough for me to handle.

By Kaushik M

Aug 5, 2020

I found that the lectures were pretty basic. But, the assignments were pretty good.

By Jehan A L

Jun 30, 2017

I really enjoyed this lesson and increased my interest in studying more than before

By Aadesh A

Jun 1, 2020

The course is good but the assignments are quite brain teasing.Overall good course

By Réjean T

Dec 24, 2019

very instructive, interesting, clear. Look forward to see the other modules.

By Ahmed H A A

May 31, 2020

More solved examples would really help a lot, otherwise the course is great

By Alina R

Sep 22, 2020

Good info but not nearly enough support in the forums with the assignments

By Jenny H

Mar 5, 2016

The course is good, the Lecturer is great. I learned a lot in this course.

By De D

Sep 20, 2017

If course mentors could respond more quickly, it would be appreciated.

By Antonio I

Feb 9, 2017

very well organised. Lessons were clear and homework were interesting.


Feb 13, 2022

Great course to get some basics about insights for Power Electronics


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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.