Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-882A: Special Topics in Energy Systems: Power Electronics




This course is aimed at developing Power Electronics expertise in Masters-level students to develop knowledge and skills necessary for the formation of a power electronics engineer. Considerations of static and dynamic characteristics of power semiconductor devices including thermal management are followed by the analysis and design of principal types of power converters. Key applications are also considered so that the course provides a broad knowledge and skills in the field of power electronics in wide ranging applications. Assessment is based on assignments and examinations.

In Fall 2019 this course is broadcast from the CMU-Africa campus. ECE Pittsburgh students attend classes synchronously with students in Rwanda.

Last Modified: 2019-04-30 10:37AM

Semesters offered:

  • Fall 2019
  • Fall 2015
  • Fall 2014
  • Fall 2013
  • Fall 2012
  • Fall 2011
  • Fall 2010