Honours in Power Electronics and Industrial Drives

Electronics Engineering | B.Tech. (ETRX)

Advent of electronic switching devices with high frequencies could make all types of power conversions possible with high efficiency and accuracy. Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics to the control and conversion of electric power. Simultaneous developments in electric motors both AC and DC with flexibility in torque-speed characteristics were put in to use for various drives in Industry. From simple constant speed drive to variable speed drive (VSD) many applications were emerged in Industry.

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With tailor made various torque-speed requirement of load in different time zones of application cycle and with the availability of energy source an engineer has to design the complete system. The system will need selection of motor, feedback control system, controller design and power converter. When this is integrated, will be the Drive. This honor program in Power Electronics and Drives of KJSCE is designed to carve young professionals from UG students who will be able to perform as experts in Industrial Drives and Automation field. This honors degree helps students in developing analytical and investigative skills needed to design a complete electric drive. Case studies, Internships in Industry and mini projects which are the essential components of this program will give opportunity for experiential learning on real life problems through well formulated curriculum that foster hands-on learning.

Objectives

The offered program aims to:

  • Analyze different converter circuits like controlled rectifiers, inverters, choppers and cycloconverters for power conversion.
  • Prepare the students for a career in the drastically changing Industrial automation and automotive sector.
  • Familiarize the operation principles, and design of starting, braking, and speed control arrangements for electric motors and their applications.
  • Provide strong foundation to assess performance of different industrial drives considering issues such as, energy efficiency, power quality, economic justification, environmental issues, and practical viabilities.
  • Inculcate professional and ethical attitude and ability to relate power system issues to society at large.
  • Facilitate strong base of basic scientific & engineering knowledge with professional ethics, lifelong learning attitude society globally

Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this program, an Engineering Graduate will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of power electronics and industrial drives.
  • Develop industrial applications using AC, DC drives.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should have completed Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering course along with Basics of Electronics Circuits course

Assessment Method

  • Laboratory performance evaluation- H/W +simulation
  • Unit tests
  • Mini project
  • Internal assessment
  • presentation/ report writing
  • End semester examination

List of Courses

  • Digital controllers in power electronics
  • Advanced Power Electronics
  • Smart sensors and Industry 4.0
  • Industrial Drives
  • Project