Program Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a Master of Science in Power Systems Management Degree that is well suited for students who are interested in pursuing a career in power systems management. Students will gain a strong understanding of power systems engineering and business courses that are focused in technology. Graduates will be knowledgeable on power systems, power electronics, power quality, power relaying, power dynamics, power distribution and many more related topics. This knowledge is necessary for employment in today’s power systems management career field and gives students a competitive edge while applying for jobs in this specialized area of study. 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 Master of Science in Power Systems Management Degree Program includes 30 credit hours and may be completed on a part-time schedule. The program consist of 3 credit hours of a required course, 9-12 additional credit hours in power systems engineering, 12 credit hours from the school of business, and 6 credit hours in electives. Students will enroll in Power System Analysis in order to satisfy their required course requirement. Courses included in the School of Business include Operations Risk Management, Engineering Economics, Project Management, and Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Complex Organizations. Three courses may be chosen in the power systems engineering subject out of thirteen that are offered. These courses are designed to ensure that graduates are well prepared to handle tasks within the power systems management career field.

All courses for this program are available online. Students should have basic computer skills and a reliable internet connection. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. However, 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 degree 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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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Requirements

    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.

    School Overview

    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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