Design of Power Electronic Converters

By Prof. Shabari Nath   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 3457
About the Course:
Undergraduate level courses on power electronics teach different power converter circuits and methods to analyze them. But all jobs related to power electronics need good knowledge of designing hardware. Proper hardware design in power electronics involves knowledge of several topics which are beyond the scope of a core course in power electronics. This course intends to fill this gap. In this course, students will learn the important concepts needed to design proper power electronic hardware, simulation tools, proper designing of power PCB, designing magnetics, reducing electromagnetic interference etc. By the end of course students should be able to design and test any power electronic converter on their own.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : People with interest in power electronics, especially hardware design.
PREREQUISITES : Introductory course on power electronics. 

INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies involved in power electronics product designing and its applications
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 20 Feb 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Enrollment Ends : 20 Feb 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 17 Mar 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:Analysis of power electronic converters
Week 2:Power semiconductor devices 
Week 3:Gate drivers 
Week 4:Snubber design 
Week 5:Thermal Design 
Week 6:Magnetics Design 
Week 7:Electromagnetic interference in power electronic converters 
Week 8:Familiarity and design on power electronic hardware

Books and references

  1. Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins, Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design, 3rd Ed. Wiley, 2007.
  2. Muhammad H. Rashid, Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices and Applications, 4th Ed. Pearson Education, 2017.

Instructor bio

Prof. Shabari Nath

IIT Guwahati
Dr. Shabari Nath is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India,since 2021. She was Assistant Professor in the same institute from 2014 to 2021. Prior to that, she was a Product Design Engineer with Cummins, Inc., USA, for two years.She completed the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur, India, in 2005, the M.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN,USA, in 2012. Her research interests include multiport converters, solid state transformers, power electronic converters for power systems, renewable energy systems, charging of electric vehicles and smart microgrids.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
29 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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