Master of Engineering in Power Systems Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Program Details

The online Master of Engineering in Power Systems Engineering degree program from Worcester Polytechnic Institute is designed to prepare electrical engineers for professional practice in the electric utility industry. Composed of technical courses in subjects such as analysis, rotating machinery, transmission and distribution systems, and protection and controls, the curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Analyze power flows in delivery networks – both for steady state and transients
  • Understand electro-mechanical energy conversion and power system operations and planning
  • Design power delivery networks – both transmission and distribution
  • Analyze dynamic system response to disturbances
  • Design protection and control systems
  • 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


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education