SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M3H624907
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Electrical Machines, Electronic Engineering

Summary of Content

The aim of this course to understand and simulate and test the power electronic device as such controller and converter. Then course deals with hard ware implementation of control and conversion using thyrister based invertors and convertors.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Characteristics of power electronics devices: -360b7 V-I characteristics of Thyristor b7 V- I characteristics of MOSFET Rectifiers & Inverters: -360b7 Poly phase rectifier circuit b7 PWM Inverter Choppers &Cyclo-Converters: -360b7 One quadrant DC-DC conversion b7 Frequency Conversion Hardware implementations: -360b7 3-phase Induction motor drive by IGBT based PWM inverter with V/F control b7 DC chopper circuit b7 Single phase PWM Inverter - IGBT Based Control Systems -360b7 First and second order control system time response analysisusing MATLAB. b7 Frequency response analysis of control systems with MATLAB. b7 PID controller based experiment b7 Induction machines control

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate the voltage-current characteristics of a range of power semiconductor devices. (AM1, AM3, AM4).2. Demonstrate the operation and extract the characteristics of power conversion schemes such as single-phase and three-phase rectifier, AC voltage controller, DC-DC converter and Inverter. (AM1, AM3, AM4).3. Implement AC/DC, DC/DC, AC/AC and DC/AC power converters using appropriate tools and evaluate their performance. (AM1, AM3, AM4).4. Apply power electronic converter in various applications. (AM1, AM3, AM4).5. Evaluate the performance of power electronic circuits through appropriate testing and measurement methods. (AM1, AM3, AM4).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on laboratory exercises used to relate theoretical concepts to practical experience. The students will be expected to perform directed reading exercises and self-learning exercises on emerging technologies.

Indicative Reading

-360 1. C.W. Lander; "Power Electronics", McGraw Hill, 1993 3rd Ed. 2. Rashid, Muhammad H; "Power Electronics", Prentice Hall 2 nd Edition 3. Norman S. Nise, "Control Systems Engineering", Willey Publication, 6 th Edition 2008. K Ogata, " Modern Control Engineering", Prentice Hall, 3 rd Ed.

Transferrable Skills

Laboratories provide: Use of IT and Interpersonal/team skills Reports provide:Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Practicals (FT) 28.00
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Skill card + viva voice + Lab report:50%
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid Term lab test: 25% (Unseen- 1 ½ Hours)
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End Term lab test:25% (Unseen- 1 ½ Hours)