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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 doctor_wong

Jun 4, 2018

Excellent courses,clearing many confusions of mine in Power Electronics!

By Krzysztof L

Aug 14, 2017

Great course. This is the best way to start working on power converters.

By Jose L

Mar 20, 2016

pretty good basic analysis techniques of most common converter circuits.

By Nallagari P R

Feb 28, 2016

Very informative and i learnt a lot from this course.Thanks to coursera.

By Arghya M

Oct 19, 2020

This course has provided details introduction of the Power Electronics.


Jun 26, 2020

Really helpful for understanding the basic concept of Power Electronics

By Qasim M

Dec 30, 2018

Great course for learning Power Electronics Basics & Control Techniques

By 徐億修

Jul 5, 2016

A good class made me learn more basic knowledge in the power elecrrical

By Anjum R

Mar 5, 2016

Very good instructors and the home-works thoroughly test your learning.


Jul 26, 2020

extreme learning provided with quality of questions so great.Thank you

By Tehzib-ul-Hasnain

Nov 8, 2018

It's very good course and good for new learners of Power electronics..

By anqi w

Oct 25, 2018

Very good course and exercises! Quite interesting! Highly recommended!

By Morgan H

Aug 27, 2018

This class is tough but fair. Make sure to allow plenty of study time.

By Daniel S

Jun 5, 2017

Very good course for learning DC:DC converters and how to analyze them

By 董舟

Mar 7, 2017

Thanks to Prof. Erickson! Very good introduction to power electronics!

By 302256 k

Oct 14, 2020

Very brief and to the point explanation with good simulation programs

By ouyangfan

Feb 5, 2018

I hope that we can get the right answers when we passed the exams,th

By He D

Oct 3, 2016

This course is very suitable for me. I learned a lot from the video.

By Rodrigo F

Jan 31, 2016

Muy bien organizado y excelente calidad de material. Felicitaciones.

By Subhadip C

Jul 7, 2019

Covers all basic and advanced areas of this topic, very good course

By Ahmet E

Jan 14, 2018

Absolutely good and brief lessons. Thanks a lot for your guidaince.

By Guillermo N

Jun 25, 2019

It is a very good course for basic knowledge of power electronics.

By Nenad B

Apr 4, 2020

Very interesting course, especially from a designers perspective.

By Ahmed B Y

Sep 10, 2017

Great course for beginner and for people to remember the formulas

By Mansoor A

Jul 28, 2017

Indeed very useful to understand the fundamentals of the subject.