EECS 166B Advanced Topics in Industrial and Power Electronics (2015-2016)

EECS 166B Advanced Topics in Industrial and Power Electronics

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 166B Advanced Topics in Industrial and Power Electronics (Credit Units: 3) Practical design of switching converters, electromagnetic compatibility, thermal management, and/or control methods. Prerequisite: EECS166A . Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0071482721.

Recommended Textbook:
  • Erickson, R., Maksimovic, D., Fundamental of Power Electronics, Kluwer Academic Publishing, 2001
  • Paul, Clayton R., Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, Wiley Publishing Co., 2006
Keyue M. Smedley
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC b.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Use circuit principle and magnetic theory to analyze switching converters. (EAC a, EAC b)

2. Design switching converters for given specification. (EAC a, EAC b)

3. Analyze electromagnetic compatibility problem. (EAC b)

4. Describe thermal management. (EAC b)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Analog electronics.
  • Digital electronics.
  • Control systems.
  • Power electronics.
Lecture Topics:
  • Component selection.
  • Electromagnetic compatibility for power electronics circuit.
  • Thermal management.
  • High efficiency design.
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

The design of a switch mode power supplies requires an interaction of different engineering fields, as electrical, mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 30%
  • Midterm exam: 30%
  • Final exam: 40%
  • Total:
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr