A graduate certificate in power systems reinforces your career and allows you to take on responsibilities exclusively given to engineers with power-specific education. These specialized programs will raise your knowledge and competency levels in key disciplines like protection and controls or power transmission.
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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This certificate will prepare you to:
You must complete four technical power courses (12 credits total):
You must complete five or six technical courses (15-18 credits total):
You must complete six courses (18 credits total):
Choose two or three of the following:
*Credit cannot be awarded for ECE 5521 & 5522 if credit for ECE 5520 has been earned.
Choose two or three Management courses.
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For all certificate programs, 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 (e.g. WPI's MA 501 Engineering Mathematics course).
Have additional questions about admissions or program requirements? Please contact our WPI Online team to review individual situations.
View our on demand webinar for the Power Systems Online graduate program. In the webinar you will learn more about the program, what online learning looks like, the application process, and more!
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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