University of Colorado Boulder
Power Electronics Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Power Electronics Specialization

Expand your Engineering Excellence. Create modern power electronics systems for our devices, transportation and infrastructure.

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Dr. Robert Erickson

Instructor: Dr. Robert Erickson

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Specialization - 4 course series

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Intermediate level
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Specialization - 4 course series

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4.8

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
2 months at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

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Specialization - 4 course series

Introduction to Power Electronics

Course 111 hours4.7 (3,373 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • 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

Converter Circuits

Course 218 hours4.8 (1,343 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how to implement the power semiconductor devices in a switching converter

  • Understand the origins of the discontinuous conduction mode and be able to solve converters operating in DCM

  • Understand the basic dc-dc converter and dc-ac inverter circuits

  • Understand how to implement transformer isolation in a dc-dc converter, including the popular forward and flyback converter topologies

Converter Control

Course 319 hours4.8 (621 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Be able to design and analyze the feedback systems of switching regulators

Magnetics for Power Electronic Converters

Course 417 hours4.8 (124 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of magnetic components, including inductors and transformers

  • Analyze and model losses in magnetic components, and understand design trade-offs 

  • Design and optimize inductors and transformers for switched-mode power converters

Skills you'll gain

Category: Understand the fundamentals of magnetic components including inductors and transformers
Category: Design and optimize inductors and transformers for switched-mode power converters
Category: Analyze and model losses in magnetic components

Instructor

Dr. Robert Erickson
University of Colorado Boulder
11 Courses141,890 learners

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