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 Arifur R•
Oct 24, 2017
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Jan 31, 2016
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Feb 04, 2018
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Jan 19, 2017
by Arifa K A Q•
Feb 15, 2020
The course was enjoyable and informative. The lectures were clear and easy to understand. The assignments were challenging but were majorly based on what was explained in the lecture videos. There were a few things that required extra study but it added to the challenge of the course.
The deadlines, however, were very hard to keep up. The assignments required quite a bit of time which was not factored into the hours of study required. That can be a bit misleading.
Also, there wasn't a lot of help available in the discussion forums and the questions often went unanswered which a a big downside especially when it came to doubts and questions.
Overall, the course was good as an introduction and very informative.
by Mason G•
Aug 06, 2017
This introductory course was very difficult, yet well worth the effort in retrospect. The time commitment was vastly underestimated; the last two homework assignments required 8-10 hours of work each. I would have appreciated more relevant example problems directly related to the assignments, which were much more advanced that the lectures. Thankfully I purchased the recommended course textbook, which did help. There were several issues with the web based platform, relating to rounding accuracy and data entry problems. Luckily Coursera allows one to submit as many attempts as possible. Cheers!
by Andre A M•
Feb 15, 2016
Pretty solid course for an online format. Solid grader and I enjoy how you can input derived equations in the homeworks that makes it feel more brick and mortar class. This beats other class approaches I have used in other platforms that use peer grading. Very comprehensible introduction and a satisfying course. I wish the course work was a bit more challenging. I know this is difficult in an online format (1st offering?) but when I compare this homework to their actual class websites (for on-campus students), it is obvious this online format was given the "easier" problems to solve.
by Mark S•
Dec 09, 2018
I enjoyed the course and I learned a lot from it in spite of the fact I've been designing DC/DC converters for decades. The only reason I with-held one star is because I had a lot of trouble with the quizzes due to the case-sensitivity of the formula answers coupled with the inconsistency of case. For example, in Ch 3, Problem 10, you use use VT for the IGBT saturation voltage and Vd for the diode forward voltage. If you use Vt and/or VD, you get the dreaded giant red X.
by alexandra k•
Apr 30, 2020
Cool course! Took some time to go through the problems and really understand the material, but I feel like it's very useful. My one complaint is there is no correspondence from the professor and there is no answer key, so when an answer is wrong, that's it, you don't know how to solve the problem or understand what you did wrong. I will still continue to take the following sections for the power electronics track on Coursera. Thank you.
Jun 14, 2016
The course materials and the topic of interest is fantastic. Dr. Erickson does a great job explaining the fundamentals of power switching technologies and the homework greatly tests a participants knowledge of the subject matter and forces the user to really digest the material. My only critique is I wish the homework solutions would be shared after the homework due dates so that one could learn from
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 Alex V•
Dec 16, 2019
I found the course to be very well presented and structured. Focused content on key principles and techniques, with good reinforcement homework problems. I especially appreciate the auto-grading with allowable retries - the most learning was from correcting my mistakes. I only wish solutions were available for all of the textbook problems, not just some of them.
by Paul G•
Feb 22, 2016
Well done in terms of mathematical rigor and explaining the basics. One critique that I have is that there isn't enough time spent on intuition around the circuits. For instance, how does the buck converter work from a more qualitative standpoint? Easy to look up online, I understand, but the professor is excellent and I would benefit from his perspective.
by priyanka k•
May 31, 2020
Thank You for such a wonderful courses. This courses is good , knowledgeable , good explanation. I learned new concept from this course. From this courses i came to know that what all things I need to brushup for my master's degree. Assignment is a bit difficult and over all stuff is good . Thank you so much.
by Rafat A•
May 13, 2019
the solution for numerical question were hard because of .1 % barrier and . the answer once entered correct the database should keep that result to reduce re entry of correct answers. add more exmple so that student can do more practice before attending assignment.
by Thierry G•
Feb 04, 2018
Excellent introduction to the analysis of switched systems. The explanations and examples are very clearly explained.
The only drawback to this course is that it takes a lot of trying around to get used to enter the formulas into the system for the homework
by Meinardo A•
Jun 24, 2016
I would like to receive feedback about my wrong answers after I approve the course. I really would like to know what were the correct answers.
I think that this is really important because I can learn of my mistakes.
by Guillaume V•
Apr 02, 2017
This course was quite easy.
The exercises are interesting, given with their full solution.
I think your need Pr. Erickson's book to follow the course.
Thanks to the University of Colorado Boulder.
by Muhammad A•
Jul 02, 2017
The course is outstanding and designed in a very professional manner. This course can be made more better for students by including answers of problems and making forum more responsive.
by Samuel C•
Mar 22, 2020
A good introduction to switching converters. There are thoroughly worked out examples to make the coursework accessible to students who are willing to put in the time.
by Alessandro P•
Apr 24, 2020
It would be nice to have a way to interact even for a limited amount of time with the professor but I assume that for the cost of the training this is hardly possible
by Jayson S•
Jun 25, 2018
I feel like the lecture should of went over the buck-boost and left the buck converter and the boost converter as homework problems. It was challenging, but passable.
Aug 24, 2016
The course was good and the assignments were brainstorming. But if we would have the solution for the wrong answers it would be good. We will get to know the mistake.
by Aayush P B N•
Jan 15, 2017
It is exciting and meant for people who are interested to research much more about what is thought. May take some time for classmates to help you with any queries.
by Maximilian B•
Apr 12, 2020
Very interesting class. Videos are very good and understandable. The speed of learning is good for me. There is no support for arising questions besides the fo