Power Systems

Power systems is now one of the most dynamic industries in which to work. The use of renewable energy is on the rise; technological innovations are improving the power grid while also raising questions about safety and cybersecurity. With so much of the workforce now reaching the age of retirement and the evolution of energy policy, the world needs power-systems experts more than ever.

WPI’s online graduate programs in Power Systems prepare engineers for professional practice in the electric utility industry. We combine essential topics in power systems with technology-focused business courses that empower graduates to improve energy delivery and meet the challenges of an evolving power grid. Advance your expertise in key topics including protective relaying, controls, and power transmission and gain practical experience that is immediately relevant for a career in the power industry.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum grounded in fundamental and specialized topics in power engineering and enhanced with elective courses in management, science, and engineering.
  • Program prepares students to implement and manage safer and more efficient energy systems, from designing more cost effective power delivery systems to reducing the frequency and severity of customer outages and reducing operational risk to employers.
  • Courses taught by expert WPI faculty members who have practical experience in power systems engineering and continue to serve as consultants to leading corporations.
  • Graduates often advance in their current companies, work as consultants, and are hired at leading organizations, including National Grid, Eversource Energy, and General Dynamics Electric Boat, among others.
Area of Study Certificate Master PhD
Power Systems Engineering certificate
Power Systems Engineering (MEng) master
Power Systems Management certificate master

These programs are offered 100% online, affording working professionals the flexibility to expand their knowledge base and skills while working. Degrees earned in an online program are identical to those earned on campus. Wherever you live, a WPI education in Power Systems is within reach.

Learn from Industry Experts

WPI students work closely with WPI’s renowned Power Systems faculty: real-world, industry experts who enrich the curriculum with decades of experience. 

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Publications & Digital Content

Read “Securing the Grid: Today and Tomorrow” to learn about the cybersecurity challenges facing the power industry.

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View our complimentary webinar series, where you will learn about energy policy, future delivery, and best practices from our subject matter experts. Register to gain access to all three webinars.

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From an Alumnus

I love the online delivery. With lectures and weekly self-paced learning, I can complete a master’s degree while maintaining my full-time job, which can be very demanding with long hours and extensive travel. The instructors make themselves available to answer questions and provide high-quality lecture and class materials to learn from.
  • Ken Gross, WPI Power Systems Alumnus

WPI Annual Energy Symposium

Considering a career in the energy industry? Learn more about current technical and policy concerns and opportunities, meet some of the most influential individuals in the industry, and learn about the energy challenges facing our nation. We look forward to celebrating 10 years of this event when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, visit our Energy Symposium page to download content from past years! 



Energy Education Program

WPI and the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) are partners in providing quality online education to the energy industry. If you work for an organization that is a member of EPCE, you receive a 10% discount on your online WPI tuition. Contact EPCE to determine if you qualify. 


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