Power Electronics is core expertise of the Master Programs

If you are interested in a master theses or a PhD thesis please contact Prof. Uwe Drofenik.

We offer a basic course on power electronics and two advanced courses. Power Electronics 2 has focus on medium voltage power electronics and related EMI challenges in fast-growing industries like EV charging, PV solar or hydrogen processing. Power Electronics 3 has focus on EMI and especially magnetic components for enabling wide-bandgap semiconductors (like SiC or GaN) in medium voltage power conversion.

We offer a lab course to work extensively with hardware, and seminars with hardware- and simulation-focus to dive into various topics of power electronics, see below.

  • Power Electronics 1 (Prof. Drofenik)

    • 372.033 "Power electronics" VU 2.0 EC 3.0 WS
    • Mandatory in Master Program: 066 503; Mandatory elective: 066 507 and 066 515
    • Basic power electronics course: Buck converter, boost converter, H-bridge, power semiconductors, conduction- and switching losses, 3-phase 2-level inverter.
  • Power Electronics 2 (Prof. Drofenik)

    • 370.031 "Power Electronics and EMC - Advanced Studies" VU 2.0 EC 3.0 SS (8. Sem)
    • Mandatory elective in Master Program: 066 503, 066 515 and 066 507
    • Advanced power electronics course on medium voltage and EMI/EMC: 3- and 5-level flying capacitor converter, NPC-, ANPC- and HANPC-converter, MMC, high power diode rectifier, thyristor converter, HVDC, transformer, MV grid standards, Solid State Transformer (SST).
    • Application cases: PV solar, wind power, hydrogen production and storage, battery storage, electric vehicle (EV) and E-mobility, datacenter, green steel, medium voltage drives, HVDC.
  • Power Electronics 3 (Prof. Ertl, Prof. Drofenik)

    • 370.030 "EMC-optimized Circuit Design" VU 2.0 EC 3.0 WS
    • Mandatory elective in Master Program: 066 503 and 066 507
    • Advanced power electronics course - converter design: Practical converter design and optimization, EMI, focus on magnetics (transformer, inductor, filter), sensors, control, cost and business cases.
  • Power Electronics Seminar (Prof. Ertl, Prof. Drofenik)

    • 370.032 "Seminar on Power Electronics and EMC" SE 2.0 EC 3.0 SS
    • Mandatory elective in Master Program: 066 503 and 066 507
    • Seminar (hardware): Your power electronics hardware project, e.g. small power supply, motor-drive, control circuits.
  • Power Electronics Lab (Prof. Ertl)

    • 353.183 "Power electronics - Laboratory exercises" LU 1.5 EC 1.5 SS
    • Elective: Electrical Engineering
    • Laboratory (hardware): Building a PV solar converter in the lab. Performing measurements and tests.
  • Scientific Seminar (Prof. Kolar)

    • 370.xxx "Power Electronics System Scientific Review" SE 1.5 EC 1.5 WS/SS
    • Elective: Electrical Engineering
    • Seminar (theory): Exploring novel topologies and power electronics systems, literature review and analysis of latest research findings, scientific publishing with high impact. Requirement is successful completion of our three power electronics courses 1, 2, and 3 (372.033, 370.031, 370.030).
  • Switched Mode Power Supplies (Prof. Zach)

    • 353.095 "Power supplies, especially switched mode power supplies" VO 2.0 EC 3.0 SS
    • Elective: 710 Electrical Engineering; Mandatory elective: 066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering
    • Focus on switched mode power supplies