A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
The specialization is designed to be taken over 24 weeks. Each course is 3-5 weeks in length.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
The first course of the specialization, Introduction to Power Electronics, will begin every four weeks.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Knowledge of circuits and electrical engineering fundamentals at the level of an undergraduate EE major is assumed.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Generally yes. Each course builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous course.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
At this time the University of Colorado Boulder is not offering university credit for this program. However, completion of this specialization would be a compelling resume item for application into any graduate program in Power Electronics, including at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering & Applied Science.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Students completing this specialization will be able to:
●Analyze, model and simulate switched-mode power converters
● Design converters, including magnetic components, based on efficiency, power density and cost trade-off targets.
● Design high-performance voltage-mode and current-mode control loops
● Design a complete state-of-the-art power electronics system in a capstone project
Who will benefit most from completing a specialization in Power Electronics?
This course will target three types of learners: Working engineers needing training in the specialization of power electronics, undergraduate and graduate students who wish to learn about power electronics, and other learners having curiosity about power electronics and its applications such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and powering computer or mobile electronics.
I completed Introduction to Power Electronics before January 2016, does my Certificate count toward this Specialization?
Yes. If you completed Introduction to Power Electronics before January 2016, you’ll receive equivalent credit for the first three courses in this Specialization: Introduction to Power Electronics, Converter Circuits and Converter Control.
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