|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: (ELE1502 and ELE1801) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
Power Electronics deals with the study of semiconductor devices and their applications in in the industry. Power semiconductor devices, such as the diode, thyristor, triac and power transistor, are used in applications as switching devices. The modern electrical engineer requires knowledge of these devices and their applications in rectification, inversion, frequency conversion, dc and ac machine control, renewable energy and switch-mode power supplies. Engineers need to be aware of the undesirable effects that any power electronic equipment imposes on both the supply system and the load, and how these effects may be minimised.