The Master of Science in Power Systems Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) combines essential topics in power systems engineering with technology-focused business courses, preparing graduates for careers in engineering management within the power industry.
Choose up to 3 additional courses (9 credit hours) but no more than 4 courses (12 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 4 courses (12 credit hours) 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.
10 courses, 30 credit hours, this must include:
- ECE 5500 – Power System Analysis
“I saw this as an opportunity to expand my skills. Being in compliance, I have to understand the technical level and then also understand the business processes. WPI absolutely helped me keep up with what I need to know to do my job, especially with the pace the industry is changing.”
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.
7-14 week per course
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.
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To get started, you will need to complete the application process . The admissions process typically takes 3 weeks.
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Hillary Lyons, MS
Assistant Director, Enrollment
Online Graduate Programs
Worcester Polytechnic Institute