Wind power generators – machines, control, converters and EMC (Summer school)

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Teaching language: English
EKA: T960012402
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Soenderborg
Offered in: Summer school (autumn), Summer school (spring)
Level: Bachelor

Course ID: T960012401
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 23-01-2021

Duration: Intensive course

Version: Archive

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Course Title

Wind power generators – machines, control, converters and EMC (Summer school)

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Responsible study board

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Administrative Unit

Institut for Mekanik og Elektronik

Date of Approval


Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Christina Skytte Møller TEK Uddannelseskoordinering og -support, Det Tekniske Fakultet
Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen SDU NANOSYD, Mads Clausen Instituttet


Name Email Department City
Morten Sørensen Center for Industriel Elektronik (CIE), Institut for Mekanik og

Programme Secretary

Name Email Department City
Anja Maurer Studieservice

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Offered in

Summer school (autumn), Summer school (spring)


Intensive course

Recommended prerequisites

The course is intended for students with an educational background in electrical engineering, electronics, mechatronics or similar. The following prerequisites are recommended:
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Fundamentals of Control
  • Basics of Project work and management.

Overall learning objectives

The main objective of this course is to gain a solid theoretical understanding of wind power electrical systems. This includes the following topics: electrical machines, control, power converters, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and project work on the development of a simple power converter for a wind power system. 

Learning objectives - Knowledge

-Having a comprehension of the fundamentals of EMC
-Understanding of common EMC standards and test
-Understanding of proper PCB layout and unwanted EMI coupling paths
-Understanding of basic principles of electrical machines
-Understanding of basic principles of linear control theory
-Understanding of basic power semiconductor devices
-Understanding of passive components
-Understanding of basic power electronics converter topologies
-Understanding the realistic aspect of working in a team to fulfil a common goal

Learning objectives - Skills

-The ability to design, manufacture and test a simple power converter
-The ability to select an electrical machine for a given application
-The ability to identify potential sources of EMC problems including conducted and radiated emission
-The ability to test the control loop

Learning objectives - Competences

-The students can manage their own activities related to the different phases of a typical development project. They are independently able to define and perform the functional test cases for a power converter used in a typical application. 
-The student can incorporate electronics and software into an overall working system, including control strategies.


Basics of
-Power devices
-Power electronics converter topology
-Power semiconductor devices
-EMC and PCB design
-Electrical machines
-Linear control systems
-Passive components
- Teamwork including workshop activities and real-life testing of designs used in the context of wind power systems

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Teaching Method

The course will consist of half-day lectures on power electronics and semiconductor devices, passive components, control, machines, and EMC. 
The other half (and full) days are occupied by project work with design and testing in groups under close supervision. Each group submits a report that documents their project work.
The course will also include an industrial visit.

Time of classes 
Two weeks in August 

Number of lessons

hours per week

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Examination regulations




Examination is held

At the end of the course








The examination is based on an overall assessment of:
  • Attendance (attendance to min. 80 % of the course activities required)
  • Oral exam based on project report
The oral exam will consist of a demonstration of the power converter designed by each group followed by an individual oral exam in the learning objectives of the course. The final grade is based on an overall assessment of level of participation, performance in the group work incl. the project report, and individual fulfilment of the learning objectives.

Form of examination

Oral examination


Second examiner: Internal


7-point grading scale


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Additional information

Enrollment is limited to 10 students. If more applicants than places, applicants who meet the mandatory requirements are prioritised according to the below selection criteria:

  1. Undergraduate and graduate students from partner universities (exchange); international undergraduate and graduate guest students (fee-paying); undergraduate and graduate students from other Danish universities.  
  2. Ph.D students from partner universities and other international Ph.D. students; other applicants.  

Students are prioritized on a first come, first served basis, i.e. according to the time we receive your complete application.  

In case a course is filled up, we try to offer you an alternative course from your list of priorities. All final decisions about admission will be sent out continually.   

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