EGH448 Power Electronics

This is a higher level unit that aims to introduce the principles of operation of basic power electronic circuits and systems used in industrial applications. This unit enables the learner to understand, interpret and compare the characteristics of power devices such as power diodes, thyristors, BJT, MOSFET, IGBT etc,; analyse common types of diode and thyristor converters, inverters, and DC-DC converters; use simulation tools to model and analyse simple power electronic circuits; perform experiments on power electronic hardware circuits; obtain measurements. Power processing can be considered as one of the major applications of electronics in industrial applications. A broad understanding of industrial electronic circuits and systems will provide the foundation not only to design advanced power processing circuits for complex systems but also to operate and maintain them properly. Such knowledge is essential for a graduate electrical engineer who intends to work in the industry.

Unit information

Unit code
EGH448
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Study area
Engineering
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $1,190
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $5,100
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $5,400
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
( EGB348 or ENB240) or Admission to (EN50, EN55 or EN60)
Equivalents
ENB455
Assumed knowledge
Sound knowledge of electrical circuit theory

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
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Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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