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SEE212 - Power Electronics


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Samson Yu




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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour studio per week. All students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour online seminar per week. Students must attend and participate in practical activities over 1 day at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week (typically week 7 to complete assessment tasks 1 and 2).


This unit aim to provide the students a detail knowledge for analysis and design of power electronic circuits for practical applications. The contents of this unit will cover a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits, which find their applications in various industrial applications such as switched mode power supply, battery storage system, control of renewable energy sources and motor drives.



These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this unit students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a clear understanding of the characteristics
operation and application of power electronic circuits

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Demonstrate ability to solve analytical and design problems related to power electronic circuits and their applications

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Demonstrate ability to critically analyse and communicate performance of power electronic circuits and devices
in terms of their efficiency and reliable operation.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking


Demonstrate ability to conduct experimental studies to understand and analyse the characteristics of power electronic devices and circuits. Alsodemonstrate the ability to design and implement power electronic circuits for practical applications.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Mid Trimester Test This is an individual task, which will require written responses to a set of numerical and analytical questions. This will be a closed book 1 hour test. 20% Week 7
Laboratory Reports (Group) Students will be required to submit a written technical report that summarises the outcomes of each of the experimental works they carry out in the laboratory.  The page limit of each of the report will be 10 pages. 30% Weeks 3, 5, 7 & 9
Examination This is an individual task and students are required to provide written answers to a series of questions within 2 hours. 50% Students will be required to attend a supervised examination during the end of trimester examination period.

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible for a pass in this unit, student must achieve a minimum of 40% of the marks available on the examination.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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