Master's in Power Systems Management Online

Master of Science
Student of WPI's Power System Management program.

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

Value Proposition Description

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

  • Develop expertise in distributed and renewable power generation with the current and evolving interconnection standard (IEEE 1547)
  • 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
  • Understand the impact of EVs on power systems

Learn from Power Industry Experts

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

Read the faculty biographies

On-Demand Webinar

Power Systems Info Session

View our on-demand webinar to be introduced to WPI's online graduate programs in Power Systems. Get an overview of program logistics, what online learning looks like, the application process, and more!

LIVE WEBINARS

Graduate Studies Series

Team members from Graduate & Professional Studies host quick and convenient webinars designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as how to secure funding, how to ace your application, an overview of student services, and more!

Admissions Qualifications for Online Master's in Power Systems Management

Excellent candidates have an ABET accredited undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Engineers from other disciplines may be successful in Power Systems with coursework in AC Circuits and Signals as well as significant mathematics including Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please view our list of undergraduate programs.

For specific application requirements, visit our admissions for online programs page. Have additional questions? Please contact our WPI Online team to review individual situations.

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
Program Requirements

The online power systems management degree requires the completion of 30 graduate credit hours. The distribution of credits is as follows: 

  • Minimum 12 but no more than 15 credits in ECE Power Systems Engineering courses.
  • Minimum 12 but no more than 14 credit hours of management classes.
  • Remaining credit hours may be taken in:
Courses

All Power Systems Engineering graduate courses are 3 credits.

  • ECE 523. Power Electronics 
  • ECE 5500. Power System Analysis*
  • ECE 5511. Transients in Power Systems
  • ECE 5512. Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ECE 5520. Protection and Control (not to be taken with ECE 5521)
  • ECE 5521. Protective Relaying (not be taken with ECE 5520)
  • ECE 5522. Advanced Applications in Protective Relaying
  • ECE 5523. Power System Dynamics
  • ECE 5530. Power Distribution
  • ECE 5531. Power System Operations and Planning
  • ECE 5532. Distributed and Renewable Power Generation
  • ECE 5540. Power Transmission

Management Courses

(Choose from the suggested courses below or work with your Academic Advisor to create your own plan of study)

  • BUS 546. Managing Technological Innovation
  • FIN 500. Financial Management
  • MIS 576. Project Management
  • OIE 542. Risk Management and Decision Making
  • OBC 505. Teaming and Organizing for Innovation
  • OBC 506. Leadership

To find the next offering of online Power Systems Engineering and Management courses, visit the Registrar’s site.

To view a course description, visit the Graduate Catalog.

Subject to change based on availability.  

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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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