Graduate Certificate Program

Power Systems

The graduate certificate in power systems at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed for professionals who are currently working in the power industry and would like to advance their careers, or for those who are looking to transition into the power field.  Through this certificate students will be exposed to topics such as: power systems analysis, transients, protection and design, as well as electric motor control.

This program is ideal for adult learners, with fast-paced 10 week courses that allow you to quickly gain career-enhancing skills.  A graduate certificate in power systems will be awarded upon completion of the required four core courses.

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Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission to the Power Systems Graduate Certificate should

  • Be at least 22 years of age
  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, OR in any Technical and Engineering field with basic knowledge in Power Systems

Each Course

  • Length: 10 weeks
  • CEUs: 3

Certificate Requirements

  • Introduction to Power Systems Analysis
  • Power Systems Transients
  • Electric Motor Control
  • Power System Protection and Design

Course Descriptions

TPRC7210 Introduction to Power Systems Analysis: This course introduces the fundamentals of Electric Power Systems Engineering. Topics include: Introduction, Review of phasors and three-phase power, Transmission line parameter calculation, Symmetrical component analysis, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Power flow, System protection and Power systems stability. MATLAB and SIMULINK will be used for simulating the power systems. 

TPRC7220 Power Systems Transients: This course teaches students and engineers the fundamentals of electrical transients and equips them with the skills to recognize and solve transient problems in power networks and components. Prerequisite: TPRC7210 Introduction to Power Systems Analysis

TPRC7230 Electric Motor Control: This course gives an introduction electrical machines and transformers. This includes three-phase and single-phase induction motors, synchronous motors and generators, and DC motors and generators. Prerequisite: TPRC7210 Introduction to Power Systems Analysis

TPRC7240 Power System Protection and Design: This course provides an understanding of how inter-connected power systems and their components are protected from abnormal events such as faults (short-circuits), over-voltages, off-nominal frequency and unbalanced phase conditions. Prerequisite: TPRC7210 Introduction to Power Systems Analysis

Program Notes: Courses are awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs), not college credit. Courses are designed to be taken one at a time and in sequence. 

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