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Power Engineering Graduate Certificate

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Credit Hours

$949 Per Credit Hour

10 to 15

Week Terms

Mid August
Early January
Late May



  • Complete four (minimum of 12 credit hours) graduate (6000 and above) level courses, which may include:
    • ELEC 6610/ Power Electronics  3 hours
    • ELEC 6620 Power Systems Analysis  3 hours
    • ELEC 6630 Electric Machines  3 hours
    • ELEC 6650 Power System Protection  3 hours
    • ELEC 6970 (Special Topic) Power Quality  3 hours
    • ELEC 6970 (Special Topic) Intro to Renewable Energy  3 hours
    • ELEC 7610 Power System Dynamics and Stability  3 hours
    • ELEC 7620 Power System Operations  3 hours
    • ELEC 7630 Advanced Electric Machines  3 hours
    • ELEC 7640 Power System Transients  3 hours

*View a complete ELEC course list and course descriptions. Graduate courses are those listed as level ”6000” and up. Those that are also offered online have a corresponding listing with a course section beginning in "D" (e.g., ELEC 6610Dxx). The course section will change from term to term.  

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Why this certificate?

The Power Engineering Graduate Certificate, offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is available online and on campus to both degree and non-degree-seeking students who are interested in continuing their education by seeking advanced knowledge in power engineering without committing to a master's degree program. Students who complete the certificate will have advanced knowledge in topics such as power electronics, power system operations, and power quality, among others. 



Who is eligible?

  • Those who hold a bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent from an institute of recognized standing are eligible (exceptions may be approved if the student has the background needed to succeed in the graduate engineering courses). 
  • There is no GRE requirement.

What can you expect?

  • You will have an increased specialized knowledge in power engineering. 
  • If a student chooses to pursue a master's degree, all academic credit earned from the certificate may be applied toward the electrical and computer engineering master's degree.

How do I apply?

  • Fill out the online graduate application at
    (you will be required to create an account).
  • Contact John Hung, professor and electrical and computer engineering graduate program officer, for additional questions at, or call 334.844.1813.