Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Department(s): Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Course: Static Power Converters

Weekly hours: Theory: 2 Exercises: 2

ECTS Credits: 6

Semester: Spring

Lecture Schedules:

Thursday: 13:30-17:15 (Classroom 406)

Lecturer: Dr. Hiqmet Kamberaj

Room Number: 409

Phone Number of the lecturer: +389 (0)23174010 (ext. 123)

E-mail address of the lecturer: km.ude.ubi|jarebmakh#km.ude.ubi|jarebmakh

**Course Objectives:**

In this course we aim to give an introduction to the basic types of static power converters; To define, classify and characterize the power converters.

**Learning Outcomes:**

Skill outcomes | Necessary ( + ) Not Necessary ( –) |
---|---|

Written communication skills | + |

Oral communication skills | + |

Computer skills | + |

Working in laboratory | + |

Working team | + |

Preparing projects | + |

Knowledge of foreign language (English) | + |

Scientific and professional literature analysis | + |

Problem solving skills | + |

Management skills | + |

Presentation skills | + |

**Course Textbooks:**

- Lessons In Electric Circuits, Volume III Semiconductors, Tony R. Kuphaldt, Fifth Edition, March 29, 2009.
- B. Dokic and B. Blanusa, Power Electronics: Converters and regulators.
- M.H. Rashid (editor), Power Electronics (third Edition), Elsevier, 2011.
- A. H. Assi, Engineering Education and Research using Matlab, InTech, 2011.

**Teaching methods:**

Teaching methods | Ideal % |
---|---|

Teaching ex cathedra (teacher as the figure of authority, standing in front of the class and lecturing) | 65 |

Interactive teaching (ask questions in class, assign and check homework, or hold class or group discussions) | 20 |

Mentor teaching (consultant-teacher who has a supervisory responsibility and supervising the students) | - |

Laboratory work | 5 |

Seminar work | 5 |

Field Work (enables students to examine the theories and the practical experiences of a particular discipline interact) | - |

Semester project | - |

Case Study (An in-depth exploration of a particular context) | - |

Students Team work | 5 |

**Attendance:**

- Students are obliged to attend at least 10 weeks out of 14 weeks of lectures, exercises, and other activities (72%).
- The teaching staff should monitor and submit Course Attendance Report to the Student Affairs Office at the end of 14th week of each semester.
- The attendance rule for failed overlapping courses is %36 (5 weeks) and for non-overlapping courses is 57% (8 weeks);
- The attendance rule for course from upper semester is 57% (8 weeks).
- Students are not obliged to attend the course if the course is double repeated. However, they need to register and to pay repeated course.

**Exams (Mid-Term Exam, Final Exam, Make-up Exam):**

There are two exams, the Mid-Term and Final Exam, at the middle and at the end of the semester, respectively. The students, who do not earn minimum 50 credit points from the Mid-Term, Final Exam including Homework Assignments, have to take the Make-Up Exam, which counts only for Final Exam credit points. The terms of the exams are defined by the Academic Calendar announced on the University web site.

**Passing Score:**

The maximum number of credit points is collected during the semester, as follows: Mid-term Exam = 40 Credit Points (minimum requirement is 25 % (midterm exam + activity) to enter Final Exam), Final Exam (minimum requirement is 25 % to pass) = 40 Credit Points. Homeworks, quizzes, specific assignments and term papers = 20 Credit Points (minimum requirement is 5 credit points to enter Final Exam). Total=100.

**Weekly Study Plan**

Weeks | Topics |
---|---|

1 | Introduction to the philosophy of this course. Type of Signals, power of periodic currents. |

2 | Diodes and transistors. |

3 | Diodes, bipolar transistors, power mos transistor as switches. |

4 | Direct current supplies. Switching and Magnetic elements. |

5 | Capacitors and control modules. |

6 | Integrated pulse converters. |

7 | Mid term review. |

- | Mid Term Exam Week |

8 | Radio-frequency interface. |

9 | Cooling of components. |

10 | Regenerative switches. |

11 | Converters. |

12 | Resonant converters. |

13 | Multilevel converters. |

14 | Final exam review. |

- | Final exam week. |

**Student workload:**

For calculating the Total Student Work Load we multiply the course ECTS credits with standard figure 30. (ECTS Credit: 6) x 30 = 180 hours.

Activities | Hours |
---|---|

Lecture hours for 14 weeks: | 28 |

Laboratory and class exercises for 14 weeks: | 28 |

Student Mentoring for 14 weeks: | - |

Consultation for 14 weeks: | - |

Exam preparations and exam hours (Midterm, final, Makeups): | 30 |

Individual reading work for 14 weeks (Reading assignments/expectations for reading and comprehension is 5 pages per hour. Example: If a book 300 pages, total Individual reading work for 14 weeks 300:5 = 60 hours. | 34 |

Homework and work practice for 14 weeks: | 60 |

Preparation of diploma work, for 14 weeks: | - |