Online Graduate Certificates

Focused Curriculum 

A graduate certificate in power systems reinforces your career, and allows you to take on responsibilities only 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.

Suggested Graduate Certificate Programs 

Power Systems Graduate studies are challenging. Please see the prerequisites for these programs to determine if you have the necessary educational foundation.

Certificate in Power Systems Engineering: Protection and Control

This certificate consists of four technical power courses (12 credits).

After completing this certificate, the graduate is prepared to:

  • Analyze steady state and transient power flows
  • Design power delivery networks
  • Design protection & control systems

Required Courses

  • ECE 5500. Power System Analysis 
  • ECE 5511. Transients in Power Systems 
  • ECE 5521. Protective Relaying 
  • ECE 5522. Advanced Applications in Protective Relaying  

Certificate in Renewable and Distributed Power Systems

This certificate consists of five or six technical courses.

After completing this certificate, the graduate is prepared to:

  • Analyze steady state and transient power flows
  • Design power delivery networks
  • Design protection & control systems
  • Analyze and design electric delivery systems that support renewable and distributed power generation 

Required Courses

  • ECE 5500. Power System Analysis
  • ECE 5511. Transients in Power Systems
  • ECE 5520. Power System Protection and Control or
    • ECE 5521. Protective Relaying
    • ECE 5522. Advanced Applications in Protective Relaying
  • ECE 5530. Power Distribution
  • ECE 5532. Distributed and Renewable Power Generation

Certificate in Power Systems Management

The Power Systems Management Certificate consists six courses (18 credits).

After completing this certificate, the graduate is prepared to:

  • Analyze power flows in delivery networks--both for steady state and transients
  • Design power delivery networks--both Transmission and Distribution
  • 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

Required Courses

Choose two or three of the following:

  • ECE 5511. Transients in Power Systems 
  • ECE 5512. Electromechanical Energy Conversion 
  • ECE 5520. Power System Protection and Control 
  • ECE 5521. Protective Relaying* 
  • ECE 5522. Advanced Applications in Protective Relaying* 
  • ECE 5523. Power System Dynamics 
  • ECE 5530. Power Distribution 
  • ECE 5531. Power Systems Operations and Planning 
  • ECE 5540. Power Transmission 
  • ECE 523.   Power Electronics

    *Credit cannot be awarded for ECE 5521 & 5522 if credit for ECE 5520 has been earned.

Choose two or three courses from the School of Business.

If a Graduate Certificate is not the right choice for you, consider our Online Master of Science Degree or Online Master of Engineering Degree

 
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A great program that had a good balance between theoretical and practical power system applications, I would recommend any engineer in the power industry to take this.

John Sonnelitter
Protection & Controls Engineer, Florida Power & Light

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