Power Systems Engineering

ME in Power Systems Engineering

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The Master of Engineering in Power Systems Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) prepares electrical engineers for professional practice in the electric utility industry and is a great option for experienced engineers or those who want to reshape their careers.

Course Information

Choose up to 4 courses (12 additional credit hours) 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 up to 6 additional credit hours 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

Choose up to 9 credit hours 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

10 courses, 30 credit hours. 21 total credit hours in ECE, this must include:

  • ECE 5500 – Power System Analysis


Brian Majerowicz, Principle Engineer, Substation Engineering, Baltimore Gas and Electric

“I would definitely recommend this program to any working individual seeking to get their graduate degree.”

Roberto Milla, Power System Engineer PJM Interconnection, LLC.

Frequently Asked Questions

WPI is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., and holds additional accreditation in the areas of engineering, technology, the sciences, and business. Visit the accreditation page for more details.

All courses are delivered asynchronous and  offered 24/7.

Plan to spend approximately 15-20 hours a week working on a course.

You can get started in January, March, May, June, August and October. See program course schedules here.

You choose your education journey. You can take an individual course, a certificate program or pursue a degree. If you are degree seeking, official transcripts will be required and placement tests may need to be completed.

Yes, you can receive college credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments. Explore your options with the WPI advisor.

Visit the tuition page here.  If you/your company is not an EPCE member, learn more about becoming an EPCE member company and or individual member.

Contact your Human Resources department to see if courses qualify for your company tuition assistance program.

To get started, you will need to complete the application process . The admissions process typically takes 3 weeks.

Ask an WPI Advisor

 Have questions about earning your degree?
Get in touch with WPI program advisor.

Hillary Lyons, MS
Assistant Director, Enrollment
Online Graduate Programs
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
[email protected]

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