Catalogue 2012 - 2013

EE 450 Power Electronics


3 cr.


EE 303 or equivalent.

Course Description

This is a course in the components and systems used in power electronics, After successfully completing this course students will be familiar with the types and uses of electronic power components as well as understanding and using the various analytical methods (including state space and piecewise linear) that model components and systems that manage, control, and convert electrical energy. Topics include (but are not limited to) semiconductor power devices (such as diodes, SCRs, power FETs, etc.), energy conversion methods (such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, etc.), converter electronics (such as buck, boost, etc.), conversion efficiency, and output regulation. The methods of assessing student learning in this course are homework assignments, quizzes, classroom discussion, a research project, and a final exam.

Cross Listed Courses

EE 550