Aug 01, 2017
This course sets the groundwork for more advanced concepts in Power Electronics. The Professor was very explicit and the homework assignments were of a good strength to help ground the notions learnt.
Sep 23, 2017
I am very please of with course but i also want the course of power electronics related to any field i mean in FACTS devices applications so we can learn more related to new emerging technologies .
by Wesley L•
Nov 17, 2019
Information taught in lectures was great. However, I feel the homework grading method could be improved. Since we get unlimited attempts, I wish our correct answers would be saved so we don't have to re-enter them during our second attempt. Maybe instead of having the submit button turn-in all answers, there can be a submit button for each individual question to lock in the answer.
by stephen b•
Feb 17, 2016
Hard and very rewarding to complete.
by Deleted A•
Jul 05, 2016
A fair amount of self-study is necessary to learn everything covered in-depth (especially if you haven't yet learned these as part of a formal course).
by Andrew N•
Mar 16, 2017
Great information, nice pace, only complaint is Homework take a long time especially entering your answers, very picky and precise, enjoy the lectures!
by K.S. V•
May 26, 2016
Very patient and methodical step-by-step development of the subject matter. Excited to learn about using LTSpice from the class instructions.
by Jehan A L•
Jun 30, 2017
I really enjoyed this lesson and increased my interest in studying more than before
by Taylor S•
Sep 29, 2018
This course has some very good things to learn. It picks up pace very rapidly. My biggest complaint is that there is far, far too few examples and/or sample problems. There are none in the lecture, and only 2 solved sample problems per week. There is no point in giving 7 sample problems, then only giving the solution to 2 of them. The lectures are good and coherent, but I don't feel like they fully prepare you for the homework, particularly for Week 3. And the forums are not very helpful for diagnosing mistakes, in the rare event you get an answer in a timely enough manner to be helpful. All things considered, I learned quite a lot from the 3 weeks of this class and is still a bargain for the price.
by Szilard L•
Dec 03, 2017
I haven taken power electronics in both undergrad and grad school, and did several online courses on EDx, and I am not impressed by this course. If I had to learn these first principles from this course, I would be suffering pretty bad. The lecturer is jumping back and forth between topics, not building the necessary mental structures. The lecturer lets power point do the teaching, then occasionally he tries to derive things in the corner, which is very hasty. He should just take the time and write out every equation so that students have a chance to follow and repeat real-time. (Nobody will interpret 4 long equations suddenly appearing in front of them + the important details easily slide away!) The length of the course is misleading, if you spend only a few hours with it, you can definitely pass, but you won't get the full picture, especially not enough if you ever want to work in this sector. I strongly advise to work out all the practice problems before the homework for practice.
by MARK G•
Jun 29, 2017
Course is very good and well explaned. Tutor support is very patchy though.
by rajat j•
Apr 03, 2016
More theoretical. Analytical and Intuition is not much developed. Good for getting familiar with switch mode converter circuits.
by Thomas E M•
Sep 18, 2016
There are serious issues with the quizzes. Other than grading correct/incorrect, there is no feedback afterwards.
by R.L C•
Feb 03, 2017
Not much monitoring of the forums by mentors\instructors, hence responses are non- existent\delayed\misleading. some of the replies by mentors were misleading, The rationale of the Volt-sec balance was not set out very clearly, The expression evaluator is very temperamental, i had to enter the expressions many times , a very time-consuming & frustrating process.
by Abhinav R•
Nov 04, 2016
This Course is very standard. I would have given 5 stars. Once you complete the weekly quiz and PASS it, you don't see the worked out solutions for the weekly quiz so that you can review.
by Philipp M•
Jun 08, 2017
I liked the course and the lectures. Real good examples and explanations!
But for the exams, I would like t have some more hints sometimes if one is on the wrong way.
by Phuong T H N•
Apr 21, 2017
That course is quite good to get the fundamental knowledge about power electronics
by Gysbertus v R E•
Aug 08, 2019
When struggling there was no online support. No response from Instructor or Teaching assistants.
by Omar H•
Nov 10, 2017
Exceptionally bad assessment. Lecturer dry and boring. Did I mention how terrible the quizes were?