Course Details

ELE 456 Power Electronics Laboratory
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21-25
Supervisor(s):Dr. Işık Çadırcı
Assistant(s):Asım Reha Çetin
Şeyma Songül Özdilli
Yasemen İnce Keser

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 16/05/2022.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesPreparing and/or Presenting Reports
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE454 POWER ELECTRONICS.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveThis course is designed to equip seniors with practical knowledge about power semiconductors, and associated power converters (AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC converters) by experiments carried out in the Electrical Machines Laboratory. 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will L.O.1. Know major power semiconductors? terminal characteristics,
  2. L.O.2. Gain practical knowledge on various types of single-phase and three-phase rectifier circuits, buck chopper and inverter operation,
  3. L.O.3. Assess the performance of converter circuits via experimental testsi,
  4. L.O.4. Gain experience on practical aspects of converter circuits,
  5. L.O.5. Be aware of power supply and load interactions of the converters.
Course ContentStatic characteristics of power semiconductors,
Single-phase rectifiers: half-wave and center-tapped circuits
Single-phase bridge rectifier circuits
Three-phase half-wave rectifier circuits
Three-phase bridge rectifier circuits
AC voltage controller
Buck chopper circuit
Inverter circuit operation with or without pulse width modulation  
ReferencesELE 456 Power Electronics Laboratory Manual. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
Week 2Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
Week 3Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
Week 4Static characteristics of power semiconductors + Quiz 1
Week 5Single-phase rectifiers: half-wave and center-tapped circuits + Quiz 2
Week 6Single-phase bridge rectifier circuits + Quiz 3
Week 7Three-phase half-wave rectifier circuits + Quiz 4
Week 8Three-phase bridge rectifier circuits + Quiz 5
Week 9Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
Week 10AC voltage controller + Quiz 6
Week 11Buck chopper circuit
Week 12Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
Week 13Inverter circuit operation with or without PWM
Week 14Experiment week for students who missed some experiments
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam144
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes056
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes044

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 0 0 0
Laboratory 8 3 24
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)818
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)6212
Final Exam (Study duration) 11515
Total Workload232159

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.   X  
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.  X  
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.      
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.X    
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.    X
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.    X 
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology. X   
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.  X  
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.  X  
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.    X
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.   X 
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.  X  

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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