Pursue promising career prospects as a leader in the growing power and energy engineering sector with an education designed to address the needs of the emerging smart grid industry. This power engineering certificate program equips you with lifelong skills in areas relevant to the advanced electricity grid with high penetration of renewable energy sources and communication devices. With our power engineering courses, you will study:
- Electric power system market operations
- Power system signal processing
- Power quality
- Power electronics for portable low voltage electronics
- Energy networks
The power system engineering program is a companion to the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering degree. The credits completed as part of this certificate can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. However, successful completion of the power engineering courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.
Select four courses (12 credits) to complete this certificate:
- ECE 508 – Introduction to Power System Markets (3 cr.) (Fall)
- ECE 509 – Signal Processing for Power Systems (3 cr.) (Fall/Spring)
- ECE 562 – Power Electronics I (3 cr.) (Fall)
- ECE 622 – Energy Networks and Power Distribution Grids (3 cr.) (Fall/Spring)
- ECE 623 – Electric Power Quality (3 cr.) (Spring)
You can register for any course in the certificate program as long as you meet the course prerequisites. Prior CSU coursework can be applied toward this certificate, though transfer courses are not accepted
Admission to the University is not required to earn this Certificate of Completion in Power and Energy Engineering though you should have a bachelor of science in an engineering, computer science, or related discipline from a regionally-accredited institution. Undergraduate students in good academic standing are permitted to enroll, but must consult their academic advisor prior to registering.