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.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Quinn ECTS survey


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

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

The course in WS 2022/23 is held in presence mode

Registration via TISS is required.

This course is primarily aimed at students in the 033 235 or 066 506, 066 503, 066 515 branches of study (registration requirement, please contact the lecturer if you do not meet these requirement and would like to attend the course anyway for important reasons).

All registered participants can download the presentation slides via TISS at the beginning of the lecture (please note copyright!) And, if necessary, print them out themselves.

Alternatively, the script can also be ordered in paper form (at lecture start, but only as black and white copy, 1- or 2-sided, EUR 10,-). If you would like a paper script, please send an email to as soon as possible


This email should only consist of a subject line as follows:
"LE, family name, first name, 1-sided" (= script, 1-sided copied) .... or
"LE, family name, first name, 2-sided" (= script, 2-sided copied)




Course dates

Fri12:00 - 14:0007.10.2022 - 20.01.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Power electronics - Single appointments
Fri07.10.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri14.10.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri21.10.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri28.10.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri04.11.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri11.11.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri18.11.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri25.11.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri02.12.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri09.12.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri16.12.202212:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri13.01.202312:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL
Fri20.01.202312:00 - 14:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT ERTL

Examination modalities

written and oral


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu13:00 - 16:0023.03.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written23.02.2023 00:00 - 22.03.2023 23:59TISS23.03.2023 PRÄSENZTERMIN !
Thu13:00 - 16:0020.04.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written20.03.2023 00:00 - 19.04.2023 23:59TISS20.04.2023 PRÄSENZTERMIN !
Thu13:00 - 16:0025.05.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written25.04.2023 00:00 - 24.05.2023 23:59TISS25.05.2023 PRÄSENZTERMIN !
Thu13:00 - 16:0015.06.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written26.05.2023 00:00 - 14.06.2023 23:59TISS15.06.2023 PRÄSENZTERMIN !

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.09.2022 00:00 15.10.2022 00:00

Registration modalities

In winter semester 2022/23 this lecture is in attendance-mode.

However, a registration via TISS is required
(also because of a possible need to change to online-mode).



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