Jul 15, 2018
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.
Apr 06, 2019
This is very awesome course which had cleared my concept and it's assignment had helped me out to implement theory while design related problems. Thank you so much Coursera and Prof.
por Hwasoo S•
Apr 14, 2018
Dec 30, 2016
por Jay B•
May 16, 2019
Good stuff here, Homework really have you thinking.
Lots of pros & cons:
Math formulas are either wrong or right, no partial credits. So, you could actually have the correct answer on paper but its not inputted how the website would detect it then its graded as incorrect.
Good news is you get multiple re-sits.... bad news is if you have a concept wrong and/or input is incorrect then the re-sits are of no use until you figure out the typo or whats wrong with your reasoning.
Bad news - understanding is limited to what the video says, no matter how many times you repeat it. Good news, supplemental reading on google is fair enough to help you get over most hurdles.
Bad news - some homework questions aren't exactly straightforward from the notes.... but, SUCH IS LIFE. Its the same as you local college so dig in and go figure it out, somehow and make use of the re-sits.
Overall, good job. I have learnt a lot and hope I can make it to the end. Looking forward to the design project, nothing beats putting it to life in a "real world application" after torturing with so many formulas and theories.
por Guillaume V•
Jun 04, 2017
Course 2, Converter Circuits, is as interesting as was Course 1. You can stop, have a rest and retake the course. The work load varies from week to week. You learn the famous converter flyback and forward.
Course 1 is enough if you just want to know what a converter is. But for a real knowledge, I think one must do the other courses of the power electronics specialization, that is to say course 3, 4, 5 and 6. Still a lot of work to come!
por Asif H•
Apr 08, 2017
Overall, I enjoyed the class and the content. However, I found it difficult to get feedback on the homework assignments and there isn't a way to review what you missed on submitted assignments after the course is over. Students should be able to get a copy of the solutions for the weekly graded problem sets once the course is over to keep for their records and to review what they missed.
por Vivek S G•
May 25, 2019
Excellent way to understand the power converters and its relation
most liked topic was -interchange of load and source and realize a converter out of it
but for the flyback and forward it was touch disappointing the lecture did not go well as expected
we need more details in solving the volt-sec balance and charge balance for both converters in detail
por Elyka A•
May 06, 2016
Very good, but some topics may need to be explained further, like the realization of the switches
por Jairo E•
Dec 02, 2017
The last questionary is a little bit difficult
por Andres H•
Sep 11, 2018
I wish we had more LTSpice experiments
por Richard O•
Oct 08, 2019
Difficult, but useful and fulfilling.
Dec 13, 2017
Discussion forum is practically dead
por Usman R•
Jul 04, 2017
Very nice course
por Jacky H•
Feb 07, 2018
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•
Jul 21, 2017
Great for applied technology on low power DC/DC converters
por Taylor S•
Dec 24, 2018
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.