Certificate in Power Systems Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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.
Degree Level: Certificate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
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.
Situated on an 80 acre campus in the historic town of Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of a small group of Polytechnic universities in the country, dedicated to educating students in the fields of engineering, science management and humanities. Founded in 1865, shortly after the end of the civil war, WPI was founded at a time when America was approaching a period of industrial and technological growth. WPI’s founders desired to develop a university that could develop a new class of engineering, scientific and entrepreneurial professionals.
WPI offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the following schools:
- School of Arts & Sciences
- Foisie School of Business
- School of Engineering
Many certificates and master's degrees are available in fully online formats through the department of Online Graduate Programs.
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