course: Master Practical Course Power Electronics and Power Systems Technology

teaching methods:
practical course
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Constantinos Sourkounis
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Constantinos Sourkounis (ETIT), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Staudt (ETIT)
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • kick-off meeting: Monday the 26.10.2020 from 13:15 to 15.45 o'clock in Online
  • lab: siehe "Sonstiges"


Die Angaben zu den Prüfungsmodalitäten (im WiSe 2020/2021 | SoSe 2021) erfolgen vorbehaltlich der aktuellen Situation. Notwendige Änderungen aufgrund universitärer Vorgaben werden zeitnah bekanntgegeben.
Form of exam:lab
Registration for exam:Directly with the lecturer
continual assessment


In the practical course "Power Electronics and Energy System Technology", the students acquired knowledge in the practical handling of power electronic and energy system experimental setups. Experiences with the structure of the actual power part, the operation of the measuring equipment and the structure and parameterization of the control are equally obtained. The students are able to analyze complex energy systems by means of planned procedures and suitably selected measurements, and to optimize them through targeted changes of the structure or the regulator setting. By working together in groups the teamwork is strengthened.


In the experiments, practical contents from the fields of power electronics and energy system technology are imparted to the students (small groups with 3 to 4 participants). The practical is divided into four parts, whose respective proportions are adapted to the current state of the art. The first part comprises tests with line-commutated converters in which DC voltages or DC currents are provided, for example, for operating a DC machine from the AC voltages of the power supply network. The second part deals with the conversion of DC voltages with the help of boost and step-down converters; here self-commutated converters are used. The third part examines the operation of induction machines fed by self-commutated three-phase converter. The fourth part deals with issues in the field of energy system technology. Here, for example, the operating behavior of wind turbines is investigated at a model-based test bench. The practical deepens the knowledge about power electronic components and important electrical machines. Another focus is the system-oriented consideration of energy conversion issues and the resulting measurement challenges. In addition, the students also gain practical experience with the commissioning and parameterization of regulations for energy systems. The experiments of the practical pick up contents of specialization lectures. However, they each have their own didactically adapted descriptions. In this way, didactic synergy effects between lectures and practical training are realized.



recommended knowledge

Mastering the basics of electrical engineering, power engineering and power electronics as well as the content of the lectures Electrical Drives and/or Introduction to Energy System Technology. Knowledge contained in the lectures mecahtronic drive systems and power electric control elements.


Personal participation at the kick-off event is absolutely mandatory. The password for the associated moodle course is also given at the kick-off event.