ENEL471-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Power Electronics 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


Building modern Power Electronic circuits is a complex task. It involves analysis of the electro-mechanical system within which a circuit is embedded, followed by selection of appropriate circuit configurations. Electric circuit, magnetic circuit and control design are all integral to sound system operation. This course covers switching circuits for a range of powers and applications. It covers circuits and thermal management needed to maximise efficiency and reliability, and meet EMC requirements. Three phase system modelling, to enable model-based control of motion control systems, is included. Students will learn how to design a modern power electronic system within the context of a power supply or motion control system. It has a significant group project implementing an electric go-cart control system.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Understand and analyse a range of power electronic circuit configurations
2. Understand real semiconductor switch properties, and how to manage them
3. Understand and design thermal management systems
4. Understand EMC requirements
5. Model power electronic systems for control design
6. Understand space vector three phase control principles
7. Design and build a modern high-power dc/dc converter control system.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


ENEL371, ENEL372



Course Coordinator

Alan Wood


Paul Gaynor


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 13 Sep 2022 35%
Go-Cart Assignment - Lab Review 05 Oct 2022 10%
Go-Cart Assignment - Report 15%
Go-Cart Assignment - Self Assess 5%
Exam 35%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

International fee $5,625.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

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