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Design Concepts of Power Electronic Converters for Industries

A 3 month course which covers the design concepts of power electronic converters. The course is designed form an industry perspective with 2 projects

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • The students will gain a thorough knowledge of power electronic converters for industries.
  • During the coursework, the students will learn the following concepts:
    • Basics of power electronics
    • Switching methods
    • Power converters
    • Design and modeling
  • Also, they will learn about magnetics design, cooling system design, boost converter modeling & design, and inverter modeling & design
  • The course will give an overview of the software tools such as MATLAB, which is widely used in the industry.
  • The students are exposed to the modern trends and standard practices being followed in the industry right now.
  • This course forms the foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a career in electric vehicles, renewable energy, microgrids, energy storage, power supply design.

Course Syllabus

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Week 01 - Power Electronics and their Industrial Applications

In this module, the students will learn about the basics of power electronics, different types of power converters that are used in industry, and their applications. The topics include

  • Basics of Power Electronics
  • Types of Power Converters and their Applications – DC/DC, AC/DC, DC/AC, and AC/AC Converters

Week 02 - Power Converter Components and Design Standards

The successful design of Power converters requires efficient component selection. Another major part of the design is meeting the different Industry standards. In this module, the students will learn about different power electronic components and an overview of the industry standards.

  • Introduction to Power Components
  • Industry Standards

Week 03 - Power Switching Devices

The heart of every power converter is a switching device, and in this module, the students will learn which devices are used in different topologies, and why?

  • Types of Power Switching Devices – MOSFETs, IGBT, SCR, and Thyristor
  • Selection of Switching Device based on Application
  • IGBT and MOSFET Datasheet Overview and Analysis

Week 04 - Wide Band Gap Devices

With the evolution of semiconductor technology, wide bandgap devices are now popular with the benefits of higher switching frequency, reducing the overall size of the power converter. In this module, the students will learn the following topics

  • Introduction to Wide Band Gap Devices
  • SiC and GaN MOSFETs Overview
  • Design and Processing of WBG Power Devices
  • Selection of WBG Devices

Week 05 - Switching Methods for Power Electronics Devices

In this module, the students will learn how to operate a DC/DC converter or DC/AC converter with different switching methods and understand their pros and cons. The topics include

  • Different Switching Methods and Theory
  • Deep Dive into Sinusoidal PWM and Space Vector PWM Strategy

Week 06 - Controls Theory and Modeling of Closed Loop Buck Converter

Modeling a power electronics converter in real-world application requires regulation of output voltage/current. In this module, the students will learn the basics of control systems and transfer function derivation. Also, they will learn about Buck Converter Design and analyze the transfer function. The topics include

  • Basics of Control Systems
  • Laplace Transforms
  • Derivation of Transfer Function
  • Transfer Function Analysis of Buck Converter

Week 07 - Introduction to Magnetics

Magnetic design is crucial in any power supply, DC-DC converter applications, gate driver design. In this module, the students will investigate the different concepts of magnetic design and design a push-pull transformer. The topics include

  • Basics of Magnetic Design
  • Inductor Design
  • Design of Gate Driver Transformer

Week 08 - Power Electronic Topologies

The first step in implementing any power converter is to determine which topology suits the desired application. In this module, the students will learn different inverter topologies that are used in the industry. The topic include

  • Single-level Inverter
  • Multi-level Inverter
  • Neutral point Clamped Inverter
  • Matrix Converter
  • Cyclo Converter

Week 09 - Single Phase Inverters

Inverters are one of the most essential power conversion devices, that can be found on UPS, TV, Electric Vehicles, Substations, etc. In this module, the students will understand the basics of inverter and single-phase inverter design. The topics include

  • Basics of Inverter
  • Single-phase and Three-phase Inverters
  • Modeling of 3 Phase Inverter

Week 10 - Introduction to Electric Drives

Week 11 - Cooling System Design

In this module, the students will learn about the types of heat losses in power electronics devices, how to model them, and design an efficient cooling system. The topics include

  • Switching and Conduction Losses
  • Understanding the Power Losses from the IGBT Datasheet
  • Calculation of Power Loss for Three-phase Inverter
  • Deriving Efficiency of a Three-phase Inverter
  • Design and Selection of Cooling System

Week 12 - Snubbers & DC link Capacitor

While designing any high-frequency power converter, the major challenge that a designer faces is on suppressing the switching transients on the switching devices. Since most of the failures on switching devices are because of high voltage transients. In this last module, the students will learn about the Snubbers, their applications, and their design. The topics include

  • Theory of Snubbers
  • Types of Snubber Topologies
  • Calculation of Snubber Parameters
  • DC Link Capacitors

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Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Loss Calculation of a DC/DC Converter using MATLAB

Any device has power losses and the calculation of power losses helps in evaluating and improving the quality of the device. In this project, the students will perform loss calculations for a DC/DC converter using MATLAB. Also, they should arrive at the efficiency derivations for the Boost Converters.

Modeling of 3 Phase Inverter for Electric Vehicle Application

Electric vehicles are replacing the conventional IC engine vehicles, and a three-phase inverter is one of the important components of an EV. In this project, the students will design and model a 3 phase inverter for an EV based on the given input parameters.

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Brighten up your career prospects with the Design Concepts of Power Electronic Converters for Industries course

This power converting certification course is for anyone (freshers to professionals desiring a shift in careers) interested in power electronics. It begins with the basics, giving ample time for participants to learn the various power converter circuits and the methodology to analyze them. 

This course helps you gain expertise in the numerous subject concepts to design suitable power electronics hardware. The online power converting certification course has been designed from an industry-related perspective to teach you to model several types of power converters and test their performance controls by using MATLAB and PSIM.

As a part of the curriculum, you will learn the workings of the Mag Inc inductor design tool and Inductor simulation and get hands-on experience with two real-time projects. By the end of the three-month course, you will be able to design and check the efficiency of any power converter all by yourself.

The course has a flexible fee structure. It ranges from Rs. 7000 to Rs. 15,000 per month, depending on the plan of your choice. 

Who Should Take This Course?

The power converting course begins with the fundamentals, and hence it's a suitable program for beginners. However, they must have a basic understanding of power electronics, MATLAB, Simulink, and controls theory.  

If you are a fresher, graduate, undergraduate, or a professional working in a related industry and want to switch careers to work with electric vehicles or renewable energy applications, then this course is perfect for you.

It is the best online power converting course for those with a background in electrical engineering.

What Will You Learn?

This power converting certification course is an online course that will impart designing and engineering skills to create different power inverters for industries. 

You will train in electrical engineering concepts like MATLAB, SIMULINK, electronics, and related aspects. 

The first module deals with power electronics basics and the types of power converters and their application in the industry. The course then moves on to designing power investors by selecting the right components. The third module deals with crucial information like the type of switching devices—MOSFETs, IGBT, SCR, Thyristor, and the compatibility of devices with the topography. The fourth module is the study of the benefits of higher switching frequency, reducing the overall size of the power converter by using Wideband GAP devices. The following module is the most important one in the course, where you will learn how to operate a DC/DC converter or DC/AC converter by switching them with different methods and understanding their pros and cons.

As the course progresses, you will learn about the closed-loop buck converter, magnetics, power electronic topologies, single-phase inverters, electric drives, cooling system design, and other necessary electrical engineering concepts.

Skills You Will Gain

  • You will get an in-depth understanding of magnetic concepts in electrical engineering like inductors and transformers.
  • You will garner the skill to design printed circuit boards with the help of a design software tool, Altium.
  • You will be an adept user of Matlab and simulation to make power converters.

 Key Highlights of the Program

  • Besides the course completion certificate for all participants, the top 5% of learners get a merit certificate.
  • This power converting course helps you build a professional portfolio to better your career prospects.
  • The duration of the course is three months. 
  • It gives you the necessary knowledge for success in the EV industry.

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

The Design Concepts of Power Electronic Converters for Industries course equips you with the techniques to optimize power electronic converter designs to work in the private or public sector. 

The specialization gives you a sharper edge over your peers and opens up a diverse spectrum of employment opportunities in well-known IT companies and automotive and engineering industries. 

After finishing the power converting certification course, power companies like ABB and GE, EV industries like Tata and Tesla, and Power supplies and semiconductors industries like Chroma and Fuji will look forward to hiring you. 

FAQs on Design Concepts of Power Electronic Converters for Industries

1. What will I learn from this course?  

You will learn the fundamentals of power electronics, power converters, and switching models to model, design, and run actual power converters. You will also learn software like MATLAB to design and model power-electronic convertors and PSIM for circuit simulation.

2. What are the prerequisites for the power converting course?

You will need a basic understanding of electrical engineering concepts like circuit theory, power electronics basics, understanding of MATLAB and Simulink, and controls theory.

3. Does the course provide an EV industry-related real-time project?

Yes, The focus of project 2 of the course concentrates on EV applications with the help of an induction motor.

4. What is the duration of the Design Concepts of Power Electronic Converters for Industries course?

You can complete the course in only three months.

5. Does Skill-Lync offer a discount, offers, or an EMI facility to pay the course fees for the course?

Skill-Lync offers flexible plans for course fee payment. They are Basic: Rs. 7000, Pro: Rs. 10,000, and Premium Rs. 15,000.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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7 years in the experience range

Instructors with 7 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • Power Electronics and Drives

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