ME in Power Systems Engineering

Looking to expand your power systems expertise from a world class educator?

The Master of Engineering in Power Systems Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is designed for professional engineers looking to elevate their knowledge and expertise specifically in power systems engineering.

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

Ten courses, 30 credit hours. A thesis is not required.

Required Course (3 credits):

  • ECE 5500 - Power System Analysis

Choose at least 12 additional credits (4 courses) in Power Systems Engineering:

  • ECE 5511 - Transients in Power Systems
  • ECE 5512 - Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ECE 5520 - Power System Protection and Control
  • ECE 5521 - Protective Relaying*
  • ECE 5522 - Advanced Applications in Protective Relaying*
  • ECE 5523 - Power System Dynamics
  • ECE 5530 - Power Distribution
  • ECE 5531 - Power System Operation and Planning
  • ECE 5540 - Power Transmission
  • ECE 5532 - Distributed and Renewable Power Generation

Up to 6 additional credits from:

  • any Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate course** including any of the Power Systems Engineering courses listed above and
  • ECE 579S - Computer and Network Security

Up to 9 credits from any of the following:

Any graduate course in engineering, mathematics or science**

Graduate management courses such as:

  • MIS 576 - Project Management
  • OBC 500 - Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Complex Organizations
  • OIE 541 - Operations Risk Management
  • OIE 598E - Engineering Economics
  • BUS 598 - Energy Management

*Credit cannot be awarded for ECE 5521 & 5522 if credit for ECE 5520 has been earned.

**Note that not all courses shown in the graduate catalog are available online. Please check the current course schedule listings.

View the details about the Power Systems courses.

If you're looking for something a bit less, WPI also offers a Certificate in Power Systems Engineering: Protection & Control through EPCE.