Education

Power electronics is nowadays found in almost every system where electricity is used for computing, communication, renewable energy harvesting and transportation. It is an important technology for improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. If you think of a microcomputer as the brain in an electronic system then the power electronic converters are the muscles that control the flow of power between batteries, solar cells, the electric grid, electric machines and electromechanical actuators.

The PE group contributes to various bachelor and master programs at the University of Twente, by teaching courses that are focused on the hardware, controls and EMC aspects of energy conversion systems, often in the context of challenging applications, and by offering assignments that are related to our research or to our contacts with the industry. The compulsory courses are shown in the following Table.

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

202001505

Energy Conversion: People, Planet, Prosperity

5

1A

201900254

Power Electronic Converters

5

1B

201900007

Perspectives on Engineering Design

2,5

1B

201100137

Philosophy of Engineering: Ethics

2,5

1B

191211040

Electromagnetic Compatibility

5

2A

202001506

Power Electronic Systems

5

2B

Furthermore we also give some elective courses:

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

201900255

Electric Machines and Drives

5

1B

201900135

Advanced Semiconductor Device Physics

5

2A