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Unit information: SMPS Project in 2015/16

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Unit name SMPS Project
Unit code EENG28070
Credit points 10
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Hilton
Open unit status Not open

EENG11002, EENG17300



School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


The objective is to design, build and test an AC-to-DC "Switch-mode Power Supply". In doing this, students are introduced to practical aspects of magnetic design, power electronic components and control system design.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the SMPS design students should be able to:

  1. Keep accurate records of the laboratory work;
  2. Build electronic hardware;
  3. Explain operation of all aspects of the design and identify suitable components for the system;
  4. Take accurate measurements, and analyse results and find faults;
  5. Explain limitations of their designs, compromises on cost, performance and complexity.

Teaching details

Laboratory sessions

Assessment Details

Individual laboratory notebook, 30% (ILOs 1, 4)

Online quiz, 50% (All ILOs)

Group Oscilloscope measurement, 5% (ILOs 4, 5)

Group hardware test results, 15% (ILO 2)

Reading and References

Primary sources of information: The SMPS manual; Data books (or manufacturers' datasheets on pc); introductory lectures; PowerPoint slides for each aspect of the work.