Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a Certificate in Power Systems Engineering that is well suited for students who wish to become more competent in the power systems engineering field. Students will gain knowledge on power systems, relaying, applications in protective relaying, and dynamics. Graduates of this certification will be fully prepared to work and apply their learned skills in the power systems engineering field. This raised knowledge is necessary for employment in today’s power systems engineering career field and gives students a competitive edge while applying for jobs. This program is perfect for individuals who are already working within this field and want to enhance their performance or those who wish to enter.

The Certificate in Power Systems Engineering Program includes four technical power courses that may be completed part-time. These 12 credit hours of required courses include Power Systems Analysis, Protective Relaying, Advanced Applications in Protective Relaying, and Power System Dynamics. These courses are designed to ensure that graduates are well prepared to handle tasks within the power systems engineering career field.

This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this certificate program. A Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited university is required for students to be considered for this program. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate courses.

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    The Online Master of Engineering, Online Master of Science and Online Graduate Certificates in Power Systems require a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


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