372.033 Power electronics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyze and to fundamentally design power electronic circuits in their basic functions as well as to present and explain the associated current / voltage characteristics of line- and self-commutated power converter circuits.

Subject of course

Power Electronics usally is defined as "control and conversion of electrical energy by application of electronic switches". Consequently, power electronics serves as a basis for modern electrical drives, for power supplies and for many other industrial applications and, therefore, is defined as a substantial part of Industrial Electronics by leading companies of the electric industry. The lecture covers the most important components, power and control circuits as well as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Teaching methods

Explanation and discussion of basic topologies and operation, calculation of dimensioning exercises

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Registration/Lecture Notes for winter semester 2019/20

No registration is required for this course.

You may order lecture notes (german language) by sending an email to  skriptum.372033@gmx.at as soon as possible, not later than Oct. 2nd, 2019.

This email should be formed exclusively by a single subject line like following

"LE, family name, given name, 1-seitig"  (= lecture notes, sigle sided copyt) or
"LE, family name, given name, 2-seitig"  (= lecture notes, double sided copyt)  (as you prefer)

actual version:  Ed. WS12/13, appr. 140 pages, EUR 10,-
(= Ed. WS09/10 + some minor extensions)

The lecture notes are sold at the beginning of the first course on Oct. 4th, 2019.
The lecture notes are pure "working notes" containing circuit and signal drawings and buzz words and phrases but not conjunctive text. Consequently, the lecture notes are not suited for pure self-study purposes (please use the well known power electronic text books for this case).




Course dates

Fri12:00 - 14:0004.10.2019 - 24.01.2020EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Power electronics - Single appointments
Fri04.10.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri11.10.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri18.10.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri25.10.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri08.11.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri22.11.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri29.11.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri06.12.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri13.12.201912:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri10.01.202012:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri17.01.202012:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL
Fri24.01.202012:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB ERTL

Examination modalities

written and oral


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed11:30 - 13:3012.08.2020EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB written&oral29.07.2020 12:00 - 10.08.2020 12:00TISS12.08.2020
Wed11:30 - 13:3009.09.2020EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB written&oral26.08.2020 12:00 - 07.09.2020 12:00TISS09.09.2020
Thu14:00 - 17:0022.10.2020 EI 7written&oral12.10.2020 12:00 - 20.10.2020 12:00TISS24.10.2019
Thu13:00 - 16:0017.12.2020 EI 7written&oral07.12.2020 12:00 - 15.12.2020 12:00TISS19.12.2019
Wed13:00 - 16:0024.02.2021 EI 7written&oral12.02.2021 12:00 - 22.02.2021 12:00TISS19.2.2020
Tue15:00 - 18:0027.04.2021 EI 7written15.04.2021 12:00 - 25.04.2021 12:00TISS28.04.2020
Thu13:00 - 16:0013.05.2021 EI 7written&oral30.04.2021 12:00 - 11.05.2021 12:00TISS14.05.2020
Wed11:30 - 13:3002.06.2021EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB written&oral19.05.2021 11:00 - 31.05.2021 12:00TISS03.06.2020
Tue15:00 - 17:0008.06.2021EI 6 Eckert HS oral02.06.2021 00:00 - 07.06.2021 23:59TISSmündl. Prüfung zu 03.06.2020
Wed11:30 - 13:3011.08.2021EI 9 Hlawka HS -MWB written&oral28.07.2021 12:00 - 09.08.2021 12:00TISS12.08.2020

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 435 Power Engineering 1. Semester
066 436 Automation 1. Semester
066 506 Energy Systems and Automation Technology 1. Semester
066 507 Telecommunications 1. Semester


Lecture notes for this course are available from the lecturer only. 

additional literature:

J.Specovius,"Grundkurs Leistungselektronik", vieweg (in German)
N.Mohan,"Power Electronics", J. Wiley

supplementary: F. Zach, "Leistungselektronik", 4th Ed., Springer (in German)

strongly recommended:  iPES (Web-based power electronic education system of ETH Zürich)

Previous knowledge

good basic knowledge of electrical circuits