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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 Hassan M

Aug 11, 2023

Very well put up course and great insights regarding modelling and power loss calculations

By Srivatsan

Jun 24, 2020

Assignments are a bit hard with no help from the instructor side but an really good course

By Abel C P

Nov 14, 2017

Excellent introduction to modelling and analysis of buck, boost and buck-boost converter.

By Ashok M J

Feb 28, 2016

I like this course because of its content. It is an awesome experience. A must do course.

By Snehal S

Jan 31, 2021

Really interesting course. Help to refresh your power converter circuit analysis basics.

By Tarun S

Mar 5, 2019

From practical as well as theoretical this is best for Introduction to Power electronics

By Kush S

Jun 4, 2020


By Manish P

Nov 13, 2020

Covered Technical details from the scratch. Content and Homework quality is very good.

By Manigandan M

Jun 1, 2020

Learn good knowledge on the DC to DC converters, Problem solving is a great experience

By Manish U

May 24, 2020

It is a good platform for learning and a very good instructor has very good knowledge.

By B B S

May 3, 2020

Really its a very good opportunity to learn a course during lockdown period. Thank you

By Robert U

May 13, 2017

Very good introduction, very helpful material (videos, slides and exercises) provided!

By Juan C O

Feb 22, 2016

Excellent, Although this topic was totally new for my I enjoyed it so much. Thank you.

By Shubham A

Feb 24, 2016

The course covers the topic in sufficient details and the assignments are quite good.

By Chencong

Feb 21, 2016


By Utkarsh S

Apr 5, 2020

The course has made me understand the intricacies while designing a DC-DC converter.

By Andrew T

Dec 22, 2016

Excellent course, well crafted quiz's truly push you to learn. Thank you Professors

By Jesus L

Feb 28, 2016

It is an excellent course!!! Great for those who want to be a master on the subject!

By Michael R

Nov 11, 2020

Difficult material but thoroughly explained. Critical thinking definitely necessary

By Yarragudi s

Mar 9, 2020

the lectures are very interesting when compared to other online available courses.

By Wahyu G

Jan 16, 2020

Very well explained, well structured, and challenging assignment. Love the course!

By Sarmad U K S

Aug 30, 2017

my first course online, and far better taught than the regular session. hats off.!

By Vishal G

Feb 15, 2017

Excellent Basics covered. Excited to start the next course of this specialization.

By Juan J R

Dec 6, 2016

Very good course, materials, lectures, the instructor makes everything very clear.

By Tapan T

May 2, 2020

Excellent exercises that enables true analysis and evaluation of DC-DC converters