Power Electronics (ME 305)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ali Fuat Ergen├ž ali.ergenc@sabanciuniv.edu,
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Formal lecture,Recitation,Laboratory
Interactive,Learner centered,Project based learning,Simulation
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This course deals with application of power semiconductor devices to the efficient conversion of electrical energy. Specific topics include circuit analysis, signal analysis and energy concepts in the power electronics systems; semiconductor switching devices (IGBTs, Thyristors, Diods etc.); topologies and design of switching power converters (AC-DC, DC-DC and DC-AC); control of switching power converters; application examples and case study.


To provide students with the fundamental concepts of power electronics and to equip them for advanced study and research in the area. An introduction to the use of repetitively-switched electronic circuits for the conversion and regulation of electrical power. The basic converters and their steady-state analysis. Dynamic modeling analysis using the state-space averaging method. Fundamentals of inductor, transformer, and semiconductor switch design.


describe fundamental concepts of power electronics; recognize operation and analyze the basic switching power converters (dc-to-dc, ac-to-dc, dc-to-ac) with and without isolation
use analysis methods as applied to the repetitively-switched electronic circuits for the conversion and regulation of electrical power flow
select power switching elements (transistors and diodes) and design basic dc-to-dc converters to satisfy given specification
understand operation and design basic magnetic structures (inductance and transformer)
apply mathematical modeling techniques and averaging of the switching circuits behavior
design control algorithms for switching power converters


  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 25
Individual Project 20
Homework 20



R. W. Erickson and D. Maksimovic: Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001 (second edition) ISBN 0-7923-7270-0


Muhammad H. Rashid: POWER ELECTRONICS, Circuits, Devices, and Applications (Third Edition), Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-334483-5
John G. Kassakian, Martin F. Schlecht, and George C. Verghese, Principles of Power Electronics, Addison-Wesley, 1991 (TK7881.15.K37). Good reference, especially on control systems, state-space averaging, etc.
Philip T. Krein, Elements of Power Electronics, Oxford University Press, 1998 (TK7881.15.K74)
R. D. Middlebrook and Slobodan Cuk, Advances in Switched-Mode Power Conversion, volumes 1 and 2, Tesla Co., 1983, Good reference from pioneers of space averaging and analysis of DC to DC converters. Many good designs can be found in the books.
Simon S. Ang, Power Switching Converters, Marcel Dekker, 1995 (TK7881.15.A54) Good reference for basic switching converters operation.
Keith H. Billings, Handbook of Switchmode Power Supplies, McGraw-Hill, 1989 (TK7881.15.B55) Good reference, especially for power supply design.
Abraham I. Pressman, Switching and Linear Power Supply, Power Converter Design, Hayden Book Company, Inc., 1977. (TK7868.P6P74). Older reference, but useful step-by-step converter examples are given.
A. E. Fitzgerald, Charles Kingsley, Jr. and Stephen D. Umans, Electronic Machinery, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 1990 (TK2181.F5). Useful for transformer design and motor analysis.