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ELEC ENG 7049 - Power Electronics Systems

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: Undergraduate courses in electronic circuits and devices.
Incompatible: ELEC ENG 4059, ELEC ENG 3104
Assessment: Exam, quizzes

Characteristics of power electronic devices, switching characteristics of devices, power losses and thermal design. Classes of power converters and their operations: rectifiers; AC -AC Converters; DC-DC Converters; Inverters. Voltage and current source converters. Hard and soft-switching and resonant circuits. Power supplies (uninterruptible, switchmode) Advanced energy-efficient motor drives: review of motor theory, power electronic control principles, vector and servo drives (stepper, DC, induction, brushless PM and switched-reluctance). Modulation methods. Theory motor and drive selection and application. System design, implementation and control, and computer interfacing. EMI in Power Electronics Systems.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24688 LE01 65 5 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm  
31 Jul - 11 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
18 Sep - 18 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm  
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
Note: Online class option available - refer to MyUni.