Power Electronics


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules Introduction to electrical engineering and AC circuit theory or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about theories applied to gain an efficient energy conversion using power electronic systems and apparatus
  • Have knowledge about function and operation of power electronic components
  • Have knowledge about and understanding of how power electronic systems, appliances and components are modelled
  • Have knowledge about digital modelling tools


  • Be able to apply knowledge about energy efficient power electronic systems, apparatus and their components for simulation
  • Be able to evaluate the result of the modelling; to which extent it is representative for the physical world
  • Be able to relate to both theoretical and digital models at different levels of abstraction and their applications


  • Be able to apply academic knowledge and skills in the analysis of efficient power electronic systems, apparatus and their components to a practical problem and to process such a problem
  • Be able to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation within power electronic systems

Type of instruction

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following types of instruction that combine skills and re-flection:

  • lectures
  • class teaching
  • project work
  • workshops
  • exercises (individually and in groups)
  • teacher feedback
  • professional reflection
  • portfolio work
  • laboratory work
  • possibly e-learning

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examPower Electronics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleEffektelektronik
Module codeN-EN-B5-4C
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science