Power Electronics

College of Engineering & Applied Science - Boulder



An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.

This certificate program provides a knowledge of fundamentals of the power electronics field, including: basic operation of pulse-width modulated converter circuits, modeling and design of their feedback systems, current-mode control, simulation, input EMI filter design, modeling and design of high-frequency power magnetic elements, low-harmonic rectifiers, resonant converters and soft switching. Design-oriented analysis is also emphasized. The program enables a working electrical engineer to gain the foundation needed for the practice of power electronics.

How to Apply

To apply for this certificate program, contact the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department directly: Adam Sadoff, Graduate Program Advisor, ECEE 1B63, (303) 735-0490, Adam.Sadoff@colorado.edu or Robert McLeod, Graduate Director, ECEE 1B47, (303) 735-0997, Robert.Mcleod@colorado.edu

Degree Requirements

This program offers an opportunity for electrical engineers to obtain the specialized knowledge required to practice power electronics. It is intended for students and engineers having a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

State Authorization

The University of Colorado must be authorized, exempted, or licensed by each state to offer its online programs to non-Colorado resident students. Below is a list of states with restrictions on enrollment and activity. Students living in these states cannot enroll in any online course, program, certificate, or degree offered:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Puerto Rico
  • Utah

States with TBD or Not Set Status:

Students living in the following states must contact a program advisor before enrolling in the program:

  • Armed Forces Europe
  • Armed Forces Pacific
  • Guam
  • US Virgin Islands