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Power Electronic Converters and Systems (ENG318)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit introduces power electronic circuits, converters and systems. It covers power semiconductor devices, AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC and AC-AC converters. Industrial applications of power electronic systems will be also presented.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:

1. Understand the structure and operation of some ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac and ac-ac converters.
2. Analyse the performance of a power electronic converter.
3. Validate the performance of a power electronic converter via simulation studies.
4. Contribute to a project for designing and validating the performance of a power electronic converter and communicate the results effectively as part of an engineering team.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 1 x 2 hours per week; Workshop: 1 x 1 hour per week; Laboratory: 1 x 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit relies heavily on independent study with all unit material available on LMS. A two hour lecture and a one-hour workshop provide you with the opportunity to review important concepts with the lecturer and tutor and discuss a number of problems related to the study program. An important part of the unit is the three-hour laboratory sessions where you have the opportunity to explore a range of power electronic circuits through simulation studies. It is to be noted that workshops and laboratories do not run on every week and their schedules will be announced during the semester through LMS announcements.
Assessment Laboratory 25%
Project 25%
Examination 50%

The laboratory sessions will be assessed on the basis of your competency and understanding in the completion of the laboratory exercises.
The Project will require students working in groups. Each student should participate in the complete process, all students should agree upon what needs to be done and who should perform the tasks. You should discuss the tasks and check each other.
A final examination will be held during the examinations period at the end of the semester.
Prerequisites ENG297/243 Circuits and Systems II, ENG207/262 Principles of Electronic Instrumentation.
Co-requisite: MAS220/261 Mathematical Methods.
Exclusions ENG349 Power Electronic Converters and Systems.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Engineering Technology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Electrical Power Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
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