MS in Power Systems Management

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of the technical and management aspects of power systems, while learning more about business and management?

The Master of Science in Power Systems Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a program for the professional engineer with managerial aspirations, looking to elevate their expertise in power systems engineering courses. This online program, available 24/7 to work for your schedule, is intended for the professional engineer looking to gain skills and knowledge for a managerial career.

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 three additional courses (9 credits) but no more than four courses (12 credits) 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

Choose four courses (12 credits) from the School of Business**

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

Remaining credit hours may be taken from the following:**

  • ECE 579S - Computer and Network Security
  • Graduate level course work in engineering, science, or system dynamics. No more than total credit hours may be in ECE.

**Note that not all courses shown in the graduate catalog are available online.

View the details about the Power Systems courses.

If you're looking for something a bit less, WPI also offers a Graduate Certificate in Power Systems Management through EPCE.