Graduate Certificate in Power Electronics
University of Colorado Boulder

Program Details

Power electronics is a key enabling technology in essentially all electronic systems, ranging from wireless communication devices, portable and desktop computers, to telecommunication infrastructure systems and industrial systems. The online Graduate Certificate in Power Electronics program from University of Colorado Boulder provides students with knowledge of fundamentals of the power electronics field, including:

  • Basic operation of pulse-width modulated converter circuits
  • Modeling and design of converter circuit feedback systems
  • Current-mode control
  • Simulation
  • Input EMI filter design
  • Modeling and design of high-frequency power magnetic elements
  • Low-harmonic rectifiers
  • Resonant converters
  • Soft switching
  • Design-oriented analysis


  • BS in electrical engineering or electrical & computer engineering OR significant background/experience in these fields
  • Students should have foundational knowledge and experience in embedded systems architecture, components, circuits, C programming and some assembly language, some operating system coursework, use of lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, digital logic analyzers and protocol analyzers, etc.
  • Preferred minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Résumé
  • Undergraduate transcript(s)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission