CLASS TIMES:        Fridays 2:00- 4:30 PM, TBD

OFFICE HOURS:    Fridays 1:00-2:00 pm or by special arrangements with Professor Mohammed or the class assistant.


Professor Mohammed EC-3983, (305-348-3040)

Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor:

Mr. Alberto Berzoy, EC-3810, Tel: (305-348-1065)

Office hours: Fridays 12-2:00 PM


Professor Osama A. Mohammed, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
Room EC-3983
Florida International University
Miami, Florida 33174 USA
Tel: +1 (305) 348-3040 (Office)
Fax: +1 (305) 348-3707 (Office)
Tel: +1 (305) 348-6194 (Lab)
E-mail: mohammed@fiu.edu

website: //www.aln.fiu.edu

Textbook:       D. W. Hart, Introduction to Power Electronics, Prentice Hall 2011.

Catalog DataEEL 4241 Power Electronics (3).  Power semiconductor devices operation, Power supplies, DC Choppers, AC Voltage controller, Power inverters, AC and DC drives design, and industrial applications.

Course Outlines:   

  1. Introduction to power electronics
  2. Power Semiconductor Devices.
  3. Rectifiers.
  4. Converters.
  5. Power Supplies.
  6. Inverters
  7. DC Choppers.
  8. AC and DC Drives Design.
  9. Industrial Applications of Power Electronics

There will be laboratory demonstrations and circuit development assignments throughout the semester as quizzes and tests.

IMPORTANT RULE: Students are encouraged to discuss the course topics with the professor and with each other. Any work submitted (Homework, Tests, projects, etc.) should be pledged and signed as the students’ own work, and that there is no any unauthorized help was obtained. Violators will be subject to academic misconduct which might lead to dismissal from the university.


All tests and final exam are closed book closed notes. Homework will be assigned regularly, collected and graded. Efforts in homework indicate that you are studying and caring about the course and therefore can have an impact on your final grad.  Time for each of the two tests will be announced one week in advance.  Any work submitted must be neat and detailed for partial marks. Your Grade will be calculated as Follows:

Homeworks & Quizzes 20%
Midterm Exam 25%
Hardware Projects 15%
Final 40%
Total 100%

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