ENEL471-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Power Electronics 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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

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



Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Alan Wood


Paul Gaynor


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 30%
Go-Cart Assignment - Lab Review 10%
Go-Cart Assignment - Report 15%
Go-Cart Assignment - Self Assess 5%
Exam 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,197.00

International fee $6,000.00

* 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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