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Power Electronics

The Power Electronics online course explores the fundamentals of power electronics, providing you with the groundwork to comprehend the essential principles driving modern technology. You'll gain the necessary knowledge to effectively shape and utilize electronic systems for the future.


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Electrical engineering

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Aalto University Lifewide Learning




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€ 800 (+VAT)

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No application needed

Course description

This course aims to provide a solid understanding of power electronic devices, converter topologies, and analysis techniques. The course begins by exploring of power electronics' role in a wide range of applications and emphasizes its significance in modern power systems. Key power electronic devices like diodes, thyristors, MOSFETs, and IGBTs are discussed, including their operation and characteristics. Both uncontrolled and controlled rectifiers, encompassing half-wave and full-wave configurations, are analyzed. The course further focuses on basic converter topologies such as buck, boost, buck-boost, and voltage source inverters.

The estimated study time of the course is 54 hours and learners have access to the course materials for three months. You can complete the course flexibly at your own pace.

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