Module Catalogue 2024/25

EPE8202 : Advanced Power Electronics

EPE8202 : Advanced Power Electronics

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Naayagi Ramasamy
  • Lecturer: Dr Van-Tung Phan
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0
European Credit Transfer System

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

Pre Requisite Comment

Electrical/Electronic Engineering first degree or other equivalent qualification


Modules you need to take at the same time

Co Requisite Comment



To enhance knowledge and understanding of power electronic devices, various power electronic converters and their application in power electronic systems. To provide students with the skills and techniques necessary to analyse, synthesise and design power electronic circuits utilising modern power electronic devices.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Principles and analysis of power electronic converter topologies: ac-dc, dc-dc and dc-ac conversion.
•       Control and design of converter circuits.
•       Determination of filter technologies based on harmonic calculations.
•       FACTS devices including shunt compensation circuits, series compensation circuits, and active filters.
•       Characteristics of modern power electronic devices, driver circuits and protection, snubbers.
•       Exploitation of new semiconductor technologies (SiC and GaN)
•       High-frequency converter topologies
•       Thermal management and thermal analysis of power electronic systems.
•       Advanced Power Electronic Concepts and Applications

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

•       Understand and apply the principles of power electronic converters.
•       Select suitable power electronics devices and analyse their application in power electronic converters.

Intended Skill Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

•       Analyse and synthesise simple power electronic converters and systems.
•       Select passive and active power electronic devices against a specification.
•       Design and evaluate the application of power electronic converters in the management of electrical energy.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture115:0015:00Coursework
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion360:3018:00Revision for final exam
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading122:3030:00Reading specified articles
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study149:0049:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading. Problem solving is introduced through lectures and practiced during private study.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A80N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study1M20Design project and report (2000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the course material. The problem solving aspects of the examination enable the student to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations. The coursework enables students to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analytical skills to find solutions.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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