Graduate Certificate in Power Systems Management

The Graduate Certificate in Power Systems Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a graduate-level certificate program combining essential topics in power systems engineering with technology-focused business courses.

Are you looking for a program that fits within your schedule? This program is offered entirely online, and is designed for professional engineers interested in learning more about the technical and management aspects of power systems. The knowledge and skills you'll gain will help you earn more responsibility and greater opportunity for a managerial career.

If you're not sure whether you want to commit to this full certificate, you can take an individual course or two to try it out!

The Power Systems Management Certificate consists of six courses (18 credits).

Required Courses

  • ECE 5500 - Power Systems Analysis 

Choose two or three of the following:

  • ECE 5510 - Power Quality 
  • 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 Systems Operations and Planning 
  • ECE 5540 - ElectricPower Transmission 
  • ECE 523 - Power Electronics
  • ECE 5532 - Distributed and Renewable Power Generation
Choose two or three courses from the School of Business.
  • 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


View the details about the Power Systems courses.

If you're looking for something a bit more, WPI also offers a full Master's degree in Power Systems Management through EPCE.