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Unit information: Industrial Electronics 3 in 2018/19

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Unit name Industrial Electronics 3
Unit code EENG37000
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Jahdi
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit consists of two parts. The first part, 'Switch mode power supplies (SMPS)', covers the operation, analysis and design techniques of various SMPS’s and their applications. The second part, 'Electric Power Systems', covers how to analyse power systems and the synchronous machines that connect to these systems.

Intended learning outcomes

The unit gives the student a good understanding of how power flow is managed in a three phase system, including stability under transient conditions, calculation under fault and unbalanced conditions. Switched mode power supplies are studied in detail so that the student should be able to undertake the design of power supplies in all the main topologies. Operation of synchronous machines within power systems will be understood. Reluctance and brushless DC machines, together with the principle power electronic circuits required to control them, will be understood. The student will have an appreciation of the importance of finite element (FE) design techniques and the criteria to be addressed when selecting an FE programme.

Teaching details


Assessment Details

Exam, 2 hours, 100% (All ILOs)

Reading and References

  • B. M. Weedy, “Electric Power Systems”, 3rd Ed., revised, ISBN:0471916595
  • Elgerd, O.I., “Basic Electric Power Engineering”, IBSN:0201017172.
  • R. Erickson, D. Maksimović, “Fundamentals of power electronics”, ISBN:0792372700
  • N. Mohan, T. Undeland and W. Robbins, “Power Electronic: Converters, Applications and Design”, 3rd Ed., 2002,., ISBN:0471226939
  • W. Drury, “The Control Techniques Drives and Controls Handbook” (IEE Power and Energy Series 35, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2001)
  • J. R. Hendershot and T. J. E. Miller, “Design of Brushless Permanent-Magnet Motors” (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1994)
  • T. Miller, “Electronic Control of Switched Reluctance Machines” (Newnes, 2001)