Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Power Systems Engineering

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 24.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 14.4801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9041


About the Program

The objective of this certificate is to provide students/professionals with the knowledge to support related technical project including electrification, de-carbonation, and aging equipment retirement expansion. This program will prepare students/engineers to be equipped with the technical knowledge and to meet the needs of utility corporations to retain existing employees, to develop professionals in meeting the new rising technical challenges, and to attract new, young professionals to join the challenging workforce.

Admission Requirements

Students should have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with the necessary pre-requisites. Student's without a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering would require coursework exposure to circuits (i.e., RLC circuits, nodal analysis phasors) and linear algebra (i.e., vector and matrix computation).

Degree Requirements

Required Courses:
ECEP 501Power System Analysis3.0
ECEP 601Modeling & Analysis of Power Distribution Systems3.0
ECEP 641Protective Relaying3.0
ECEP 642Protective Relay Laboratory3.0
ECEP 671AC-DC and DC-AC Power Electronic Converters3.0
ECEP T580Special Topics in ECEP3.0
Technical Electives (Select two): *6.0
Computer Analysis of Power Systems
Power Distribution Automation and Control
Service and Power Quality in Distribution Systems
Economic Operation of Power Systems
Solid State Protective Relaying
Power Electronic Experiments: Hardware and Software
Power Electronic Applications
Load Forecasting & Probability Methods
Total Credits24.0

Select three from the list below or any ECE department course with advisor approval.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
   ECEP 5013.0
Second Year
ECEP 6013.0ECEP 6413.0ECEP 6423.0Technical Elective*3.0
 3 3 3 3
Third Year
ECEP 6713.0Technical Elective*3.0ECEP T5803.0 
 3 3 3 
Total Credits 24

Select three from the Technical Electives list or any ECE department course with advisor approval.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact Anup Das PhD at