Power Systems Engineering Certificate at Clemson

The Power Systems Engineering Certificate consists of three classes in the areas of power engineering, power systems analysis, and electric machines.To enter this certificate program, one must possess a basic knowledge of DC and AC circuit theory including Kirchhoff's Laws, complex frequency, and Laplace transforms.

If the applicant does not possess a basic knowledge of DC and AC circuit theory, they should complete the appropriate coursework (e.g., ECE 3070 – Basic Electrical Engineering or ECE 2020 – Electric Circuits I and ECE 2620 – Electric Circuits II). A grade of C of better is required for all courses that are part of the certificate program.


ECE 3600 Electric Power Engineering

  • Presents the basic principles of electromagnetic induction and electromagnetic forces developed. Topics include synchronous machines, power transformers, electric power transmission, and distribution systems, DC motors, and induction motors. Preq: ECE 2620, PHYS 2210.

ECE 4180 Power System Analysis

  • Study of power system planning and operational problems. Topics include load flow, economic dispatch, fault studies, transient stability, and control of problems. System modeling and computer solutions are emphasized through class projects. Preq: ECE 3600, 3800.

ECE 4190 Electric Machines and Drives

  • Performance, characteristics, and modeling of AC and DC machines during steady-state and transient conditions. Introduction to power electronics devices and their use in adjustable speed motor drives. Preq: ECE 3210, 3600, 3800 Coreq: MthSC 4340 or consent of instructor.

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Instructions from Clemson University in applying to the Power Systems Engineering Certificate

  • This application is for students who wish to enroll in the certificate programs, but do not wish to pursue a degree and are not currently enrolled at another institution.