Certificate in Power Systems Engineering: Protection & Control and Renewable & Distribution Power Systems

Are you looking for a dedicated Power Systems' focus on Protection and Control?

This certificate is highly-specialized for engineers looking to update their skills (specifically with regards to protection and control), and better position themselves for greater job responsibilities and promotions. Offered by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), this certificate is offered entirely online-- so your education works for your schedule. 

If you're not sure whether you want to commit to this full certificate, you can take an individual course or two to try it out!

This certificate consists of four technical power courses (12 credits). 

Required Courses 

  • ECE 5500 - Power System Analysis 
  • ECE 5511 - Transients in Power Systems 
  • ECE 5521 - Protective Relaying
  • ECE 5522 - Advanced Applications in Protective Relaying

View the details about the Power Systems courses.

Renewable & Distribution Power Systems

This certificate consists of 5 or 6 technical power courses (15 credits)

Required Courses

  • ECE 5500 - Power System Analysis
  • ECE 5511 - Transients in Power Systems
  • ECE 5530 - Power Distribution
  • ECE 5520 - Power System Protection and Control
  • ECE 5521 - Protective Relaying*
  • ECE 5532 - Distributed and Renewable Power Generation



*You can take either/or ECE 5520 or ECE 5521

Become a Student!

If you're looking for something a bit more, WPI also offers a full Master's degree in Power Systems Management through EPCE.