Static Power Converters

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:

  1. Lessons In Electric Circuits, Volume III 􀀀 Semiconductors, Tony R. Kuphaldt, Fifth Edition, March 29, 2009.
  2. B. Dokic and B. Blanusa, Power Electronics: Converters and regulators.
  3. M.H. Rashid (editor), Power Electronics (third Edition), Elsevier, 2011.
  4. 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: -
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