Control of Power Electronic Systems


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in Power electronics, Electrical machines and Modern digital control.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about modelling, analysing and simulating a system that must include a power electronic converter, a power source and an application, typically an AC electrical machine or an AC grid
  • Comprehension of the practical implementation and test of the designed digital controller for the selected system


  • Be able to apply a systematic design procedure for selection of a digital controller for the analysed system in order to meet certain performance requirements
  • Be able to verify the analysis and models by means of laboratory experiments or by using real measured data series


  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within control in power electronic systems
  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems in the area of control of power electronic systems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made for instance with respect to their influences on the total system
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem based project oriented project work in groups.

The project must include a power electronic converter, a power source and an application, typically an AC electrical machine or an AC grid. The operating principles for the system must be described and a control problem is formulated, including key specifications.

A dynamic simulation model is made taking the relevant dynamics into account. Different digital control methods are designed, analysed and evaluated by means of the simulation model. At least one method is selected for practical implementation in a real system incorporating a power electronic converter, a power source and a load, and a realā€time digital control system based on a digital signal processor or a micro controller.

The whole system is tested and the developed control strategies are evaluated.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student



Name of examControl of Power Electronic Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStyring af effektelektroniske systemer
Module codeN-APEL-K2-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Advanced Power Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science