Power Electronics Fundamentals

Learn about rectifiers, DC-to-DC converts, and inverters with our Power Electronics Fundamentals online course. Earn 3 PDHs for professional engineers.


Course Description

This course is designed to provide a complete overview of one of the main areas of electrical engineering and power engineering: power electronics. The three main types of power electronics devices (i.e., rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters) are discussed in detail in the lectures. For each device, the ideal circuit is discussed along with different circuit topologies to provide a wide range of practical uses.

By learning how rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters are designed, you will learn the fundamentals for designing your own power electronics devices, such as battery chargers, switched-mode power supplies, solar inverters, and variable frequency drives, among others.

Throughout the course, practical numerical problems are solved to aid your understanding of power electronics. Additionally, the course includes 5 quizzes with a total of 15 questions. Three articles are also provided so you can learn by reading as well as videos.

Remember that we offer a 7-day trial period with our monthly and annual subscriptions. Our instructors are also always available for questions while you go through the course to ensure everything is clear.

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Pricing Options

We offer three different pricing options to meet your needs: annual and monthly subscriptions which include access to this and all of our other online courses, and a one-time purchase of this course.




  • Includes access to all of our courses, including this one, with a recurring annual payment
  • Courses available on mobile devices
  • Contact the course instructor with questions
  • Save 20% over the monthly subscription plan
  • 7-day trial period




  • Includes access to all of our courses, including this one, with a recurring monthly payment
  • Courses available on mobile devices
  • Contact the course instructor with questions
  • Pay month-to-month
  • 7-day trial period





  • Includes lifetime access to this course, including any future updates
  • Course available on mobile devices
  • Contact the course instructor with questions






Course Syllabus

Not sure if this course covers what you want to learn? Download the full course syllabus to find out more.

Course Instructor

Ricardo Romero, PE

Ricardo Romero, PE is an Electrical Engineer with extensive experience in Power Systems, having worked as a Power Systems Protection Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) and Power Relaying Solutions, PLLC (PRS). He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he specialized in power systems and power electronics. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Power Systems in the states of Arizona, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course grants you 3 PDHs to meet your PE licensing requirements. Please note that the final course exam must be completed and you must obtain a minimum score of 70% to obtain the PDHs.

This course includes 24 lectures, totaling roughly 3.5 hours of video lectures.

Both the monthly and annual subscriptions have a trial period of 7 days. You are not charged any fees during this trial period.

Your membership, whether the annual or monthly options, gives you access to all courses offered by Romero Engineering Co. This includes updates to existing courses as well as any new courses.

This course is designed with three types of students in mind: professional engineers looking to meet their licensing PDH requirements, practicing engineers looking to learn more about power electronics, and engineering students looking to start learning about power electronics.

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