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Power Electronics deals with the study of semiconductor devices in the electrical energy industry.
The power semiconductor devices, such as the diode, thyristor, triac and power transistor, are used in power applications as switching devices. The modern electrical engineer requires a knowledge of these devices and their application in rectification, inversion, frequency conversion, DC and AC machine control, and switch-mode power supplies.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
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40% internally assessed
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No textbooks are required for this course