A really good course on converter circuits. The way Dr. Erickson synthesized inverters from buck converters was eye opening. Many lectures overlook such basic aspects of power electronics synthesis.
The course has intensified my interest towards the field of Power Electronics. One won't find such systematic and lucid teaching anywhere else. I am grateful to the instructors of the course.
por Mirdoddi K•
The lectures were decent. Assignments were good and interesting to solve. But the only gripe about assignments is that mathematical analysis is way too lengthy at some places as well as I feel (though very few) answers fed to the computer were incorrect. Overall, a decent course
por ABDON T O•
Very good training, addressing the main DC/DC converter topologies, including transformer isolation. I would have liked the switch realization section to be shorter; but other than that, it was really useful.
Thansk Proffesor Robert Erickson.
por Elyka A•
Very good, but some topics may need to be explained further, like the realization of the switches
por Aleena A•
Quite tough a chapter and module but if you understand the concepts its easy to do !
por ANSHUMAN S•
the last assignment solutions should be provided, rest was good.
por Jairo Z•
The last questionary is a little bit difficult
por Andres H•
I wish we had more LTSpice experiments
por Richard O•
Difficult, but useful and fulfilling.
por Srinath M•
Discussion forum is practically dead
por Prakash K•
very interesting course
por Usman R•
Very nice course
por Andrew W•
The course is challenging for people without electrical engineering background as noted in the course prerequisite. A review of circuits is advisable, if you have not touched on the basics for a while.
I strongly advise to keep good notes, including homework/quiz assignments. They help as reference as you move through the course.
The course material and homework assignments could be better aligned. This is after all not a university level course, so I think it should not create situations where you have to spend a lot of time researching information outside the course material. I had to invest significantly more time then shown in the Course time estimates.
If you plan to take all courses in the specialisation, investing in the Dr Erickson's text book is not a bad idea, but is not an absolute must.
But if you get through, there is definitely a sense of accomplishment and I personally feel satisfied with the knowledge gained as an introduction to converter circuits.
por Jacky H•
Honestly, the assignments are unnecessarily cumbersome. As an EE student in university, I have learned some contents of power electronics in my own Syllabus, and found this course a good review as well as a source of insights. For a pure enthusiast, I guess this course will be somehow difficult and hard to fully enjoy.
por victor g•
Great for applied technology on low power DC/DC converters
por Taylor S•
This course is very difficult, particularly in week 4. The single sample problem with solution provided is utterly useless in helping you prepare for the assessment. It does not parallel the material covered in the lessons and does not prepare you for the assessment. It's bizarre to me that there aren't at least 5 practice problems with solutions that help you prepare for the assessment. Having this is critical to taking an online class by yourself, since the forum cannot be relied upon for timely help, if at all.
por ENES E•
Where is the course certificate?
por Feras A A•