MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree

Chaque module vaut 3 ECTS. Vous sélectionnez 10 modules/30 ECTS parmi les catégories suivantes:

  • 12-15 crédits ECTS en Modules technico-scientifiques (TSM)
    Les modules TSM vous transmettent une compétence technique spécifique à votre orientation et complètent les modules de spécialisation décentralisés.
  • 9-12 crédits ECTS en Bases théoriques élargies (FTP)
    Les modules FTP traitent de bases théoriques telles que les mathématiques élevées, la physique, la théorie de l’information, la chimie, etc., vous permettant d’étendre votre profondeur scientifique abstraite et de contribuer à créer le lien important entre l’abstraction et l’application dans le domaine de l’innovation.
  • 6-9 crédits ECTS en Modules contextuels (CM)
    Les modules CM vous transmettent des compétences supplémentaires dans des domaines tels que la gestion des technologies, la gestion d’entreprise, la communication, la gestion de projets, le droit des brevets et des contrats, etc.

Le descriptif de module (download pdf) contient le détail des langues pour chaque module selon les catégories suivantes:

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  • documentation
  • examen 
Power Electronics Systems (TSM_PowElSys)

Building upon the students' fundamental knowledge in power electronics, this module covers current topics in the field of power electronics in greater depth. In the first part, the focus is on modern switched mode power conversion topologies, small signal modelling, control methods and the magnetic components. The second part looks into topologies, modulation schemes and control techniques for medium and high-power converters. One application discussed in greater depth is their application in power grids.

Compétences préalables

To attend the module, a good fundamental knowledge in electrical engineering is essential. In addition, a sound basis in power electronics and control technique is needed.

  • Power electronics: Characteristics, driving and application of power diodes, thyristors, MOS- field effect transistors, IGBT, as well as GTO-thyristors, are known.
  • The basic power electronics circuits, with and without galvanic isolation, are known and understood. E.g. boost and buck converter, flyback and forward converter, one- and three-phase self-commutated bridges with semiconductors having turn-off capability, line-commutated rectifiers.
  • System description with transfer function can be derived and represented in a Bode diagram. Additionally, a basic knowledge of descriptions in state space is useful.
    PI- controller design with help of the Bode diagram (or other methods) can be carried out.

Objectifs d'apprentissage

The students are taught modelling methods, structure and control of power electronics circuits based on selected practical and realistic examples.

Catégorie de module

Switched mode power supplies: 7x3h

  • Overview over the most common topologies
  • Soft switching in switched mode power converters
  • Resonant converter
  • Small signal modelling of switched mode power converters
  • Control of switched mode power converters
  • Magnetic components
  • Integrated magnetics

Medium and high-power converters: 7×3h

  • Three-phase inverters (topologies, modulation techniques, harmonics)
  • Multi-level inverters (topologies, modulation techniques, harmonics)
  • Rectifiers and transformers for higher pulse-numbers
  • Control methods for converters
  • Special features of high-power converters like semiconductors, protection and cooling
  • FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems): applications of high-power converters in energy transmission like interties, SVC (Static-Var-Compensation), DVR (Dynamic Voltage Restorer), HVDC (High Voltage DC Transmission)

Méthodes d'enseignement et d'apprentissage

  • Lecture, interactive instruction and discussion
  • Embedded exercises (with Matlab, Simulink and PLECS)


Documents will be made available in electronic form

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