Course Title: Switched Mode Power Supplies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Switched Mode Power Supplies

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2386

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2387

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Richardt Wilkinson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2104

Course Coordinator Email: richardt.wilkinson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.15


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EEET1316 Electrical Engineeering 1 or equivalent studies. You are expected to be able to analyse DC and AC circuits and be familiar with basic electronic components and semiconductors at the level provided by the relevant courses offered in the first two years of the SECE undergraduate programs.


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the principles and practice of switched mode power supplies. Firstly the fundamental isolated power supply topologies are presented. Then you will learn about the switching and control processes required to use these topologies to produce a switched mode power supply with a regulated output. You will also design the magnetic components and auxiliary circuits required to make a switched mode circuit function.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information (www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

At postgraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

• High levels of technical competence in the field.
• Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies.


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Select and design a switched mode power supply circuit to meet the requirements of a given application.
  • Analyse and simulate the performance of a switched mode power supply.
  • Design and implement closed loop regulator circuits for switched mode power supplies.
  • Experimentally evaluate the performance of a switched mode power supply.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course provides you with a number of learning opportunities:

  • Weekly lectures will guide you to important concepts and underlying principles of switched mode power supplies.
  • Weekly tutorial classes will allow you to attempt a range of switched mode power supply problems and receive feedback on solution strategies.
  • The laboratory classes will allow you to develop simulation and experimental techniques for the analysis of switched mode power supplies.
  • The course resources (accessible from the Web) have additional references and links for you to reference and expand your knowledge of the topics covered.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources for this course include:

  • Lecture Notes prepared by the teaching staff.
  • Tutorial problems prepared by the teaching staff.
  • Recommended reference books: See the course guide Part B available at the start of classes for the list of references.
  • Simulation software is made available to students during allocated laboratory classes. See the course guide Part B for more details.
  • Switched mode power supply hardware and test equipment is made available to students during allocated laboratory classes. See the course guide Part B for more details.
  • Course content will be made available online.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks for this course consist of laboratory exercises, tests and a final examination. A range of laboratory exercises will be conducted, encompassing simulation and experimental studies, allowing you to develop all of the above listed capabilities. The tests and final examination will particularly assess your technical analysis, design and problem solving capabilities.