EECS 166B Advanced Topics in Industrial and Power Electronics (2016-2017)

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
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Use circuit principle and magnetic theory to analyze switching converters.

2. Design switching converters for given specification.

3. Analyze electromagnetic compatibility problem.

4. Describe thermal management.

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

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr