This module provides participants with in-depth knowledge, skills and competency in the modelling, simulation and design of power electronic conversion systems. This skills and knowledge are essential for the effective, safe and stable operation and usage of modern power conversion equipment with growing penetration of renewables, distributed energy resources and power conversion devices. Theory and practice using computer-aided engineering software such as PLECs will be taught. Simulation, design and analysis techniques of power converters used in modern power supplies, power drives and power compensation are emphasised.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Power Semiconductor Devices

  • Introduction to design and analysis of power electronic systems; High power density design; High power efficiency design; Modular design.
  • Power semiconductor devices; Bipolar and unipolar silicon power device characteristics; Diodes, thyristors, power MOSFETs, IGBTs, Wide-band-gap power devices.

Power Electronic Passive and Magnetic Devices

  • Magnetics in power electronics; Losses in magnetic cores; Design of inductors and transformers based on Area Product method; Skin effects; interleaved windings;
  • Passive components; Capacitors; Thermal management; Heat sinks; Drivers and controllers; Power device protection; Snubbers; Safe operating areas.

Conversion to DC Power

  • AC to DC rectification; Single-phase and 3-phase uncontrolled and controlled rectifiers; High pulse number rectifiers; Total harmonic distortion and ripple factor.
  • DC to DC Conversion; Switching Pole; Buck, boost and buck-boost topologies; Continuous and discontinuous conduction; Synchronous Rectification; Two and four quadrant DC choppers.

Conversion to AC Power

  • DC to AC inversion; Pulse-width modulation; Space vector modulation; Single-phase and 3-phase inverters; voltage-source and current-source inverters.
  • AC to AC converters without DC-Link; Matrix converters; Practical implementation issues in such Converters.

Power Converters for Energy Supply

  • Applications in flexible AC transmission and HVDC transmission; Power converters for solar PV and wind turbines;
  • Multi-level converters for high voltage applications; 3-level inverters; Diode-clamped and neutral-point-clamped; Cascaded H-bridge

Power Converters for Energy Demand

  • Bidirectional power flow converters; PWM inverter-rectifiers; H-bridges; Power factor correction/Active Harmonic Filters; Special Circuits: Z-source inverters.
  • Soft switching and Resonant converters to reduce losses; Zero-voltage switching; Zero-current switching; Synchronous Rectification.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers working in power and energy sector;
  • Railway electrical power supply and propulsion professionals;
  • Electrical and electronic engineering professionals;
  • Researchers and educators in electrical engineering and urban sustainability-related areas;


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering
  • At least one-year of relevant working experience

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the module
  • Undertake the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper will earn 6 ECTS credits, which are stackable for Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering

Continuing Professional Development

This workshop is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:


Week Class Timings
(Tuesdays, 7pm to 10pm)
Other Activities
Non-Contact Hours
1 6 Sep 2018 Practical Assignment 1
2 13 Sep 2018
3 20 Sep 2018
4 27 Sep 2018
5 4 Oct 2018 Practical Assignment 2
6 11 Oct 2018
7 Recess Week
8 25 Oct 2018
9 1 Nov 2018
10 8 Nov 2018 Practical Assignment 3
11 15 Nov 2018
12 22 Nov 2018
13 29 Nov 2018
14 - 15 Date TBC Exam Paper


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$3,399.39 $1019.82 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,399.39 $1019.82 $384.42
Non-Singaporeans $3,399.39 Not Eligible Not Eligible
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.  

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

This is a Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported course. If you are an NTUC member, you can enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP. Terms and conditions apply.

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Electrical Power Engineering (EPE)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 ECTS credits which are stackable for graduate qualification of PGCert EPE. Candidates who pass any of the above 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) by SIT.  All the above modules are subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore. Eligible individual may enjoy up to a maximum of 5 subsidised modules.

Key Info

Venue SIT@NYP Building 172 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, 567739
Time 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Date 06 Sep 2018 (Thu) to
29 Nov 2018 (Thu)

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