Ense3 rubrique Formation 2022


  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 10.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 10.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 20.0


    ECTS 2.0


Power electronics basics : power switches (semiconductor devices), magnetic components (inductance, transformer), capacitor. Description of the converter families : DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/DC, AC/AC. Cases studies : buck, boost, buck-boost, flyback, forward.




Electrical power converion is mainly done power electronics converters. In a first time, the objective is to understand the basics of the conversion based on the switching principle.

Components based on semiconductor devices (Si) are described and studies : diode, IGBT, MOSFET.

Passive components are also presented : capacitor, inductance, transformer. Physical description, modelling, technological issues and limitations.

DC-DC, AC-AC, DC-AC, AC-DC families are presented first and after the focus is done on the DC-DC family.

The dynamic modelling approach is given towards the average modelling principle : the general approach is then applied to simple examples.


General laws of electricity
Solid state physics (basics)
Control and dynamic aspects of systems


Finale : 50% + 50%

CC 50% + 50% CT


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Master of Engineering GEE - Semester 7-8
see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 4EUACEN6
Course language(s): FR

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JP.Ferrieux, F.Forest, "Alimentations à découpage, convertisseurs à résonance", Dunod, 3eme édition, 2006.

Robert W. Erickson and Dragan Maksimovic, "Fundamentals of Power Electronics", Springer, 2001, ISBN: 978-1-4757-0559-1 (Print) 978-0-306-48048-5 (Online).

Bacha, Seddik, Munteanu, Iulian, Bratcu, Antoneta Iuliana, "Power Electronic Converters Modeling and Control", Springer, 2014.