WPI’s Online MS in Power Systems Management combines essential topics in power systems engineering with technology-focused business courses, preparing graduates for careers in engineering management within the power industry. 

As a student in our part-time online program, you will learn to:

  • Analyze power flows in delivery networks – both for steady state and transients
  • Understand electro-mechanical energy conversion and power system operations and planning
  • Design power delivery networks – both transmission and distribution
  • Analyze dynamic system response to disturbances
  • Design protection and control systems
  • Evaluate design alternatives, including both technical and economic analysis
  • Lead projects using a full suite of management tools
  • Understand group and individual dynamics leading to more effective interactions
  • Identify and mitigate operational risks


Degree requirements: 10 courses, 30 credit hours. You will work with a faculty advisor to develop a customized and relevant plan of study selected from the courses below.



  • ECE 5500. Power System Analysis
  • At least 9 credits but no more than 12 credits in other Power Systems Engineering courses
  • 12 credit hours of management classes such as:
    • OIE 541. Operations Risk Management
    • OIE 598E. Engineering Economics
    • MIS 576. Project Management
    • OBC 500. Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Complex Organizations
  • Remaining credit hours may be taken in:

**Note that not all courses shown in the graduate catalog are available online. Please check the current course schedule listing.

The program gave me more technical background in both power and business... It's all in one package.
Bobby Sandler
Power Systems Engineer
Unitil Corporation


Students must have an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Some graduate engineers from other disciplines may be successful in Power Systems; however they may need an additional foundation in mathematics.

Have additional questions about admissions or program requirements? Please contact Monika Maslen from our WPI Online team to review individual situations.

Corporate Programs Available

 Could your company benefit from a customized power systems engineering program? Learn more about our corporate programs.

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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.