This training Power Electronics and Drives programme offered at the University of Nottingham has been developed to provide an up to date and dynamic course in power electronics and drives, and their applications.
The control and conversion of electric power using solid-state techniques are now commonplace in both the domestic and industrial environments. A recent estimate suggested that over 40% of all electric power generated passes through silicon before reaching its final destination.
A knowledge and understanding of the diverse disciplines encompassed by power electronics - devices, converters, control theory and motor drive systems - is therefore essential to all power engineers.
The course aims to provide a specialist education in power electronics and drives techniques, covering key fundamental principles along with modern applications and current practices.Learning outcomes
Key learning outcomes of the course are for students to:
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This course is accredited with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B):
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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