Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Certificate Program

The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering has established an Electric Power Engineering Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate Program that rises to the challenge of meeting the nation's critical development needs for electrical energy professionals. Offered online and on campus, our online format allows students to attend classroom lectures in real time, and also allows synchronous participation remotely via the Internet. 

The program is deeply rooted in core electric power engineering principles and focuses on the expansion and enhanced reliability of electric power grid infrastructure through application of power electronics and advanced control technologies, as well as renewable energy integration and smart grids. Program content - combined with innovative distance-enabled delivery and collaborative program components - makes this program an attractive and unique choice in graduate engineering, particularly for individuals in industry and business. 

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Electric Power Engineering Certificate Curriculum 
Credit-hours required: 15 
Students may select any five of the following courses: 

  1. ECE 2250 Power Electronics Circuits & Applications 
  2. ECE 2646 Linear System Theory
  3. ECE 2774 Power System Engineering & Analysis II
  4. ECE 2777 Power System Transients I 
  5. ECE 2778 Advanced Power Electronics (FACTS & HVDC Systems)  
  6. ECE 2780 Renewable & Alternative Energy Systems 
  7. ECE 2781 Smart Grid Technologies and Applications 
  8. ECE 2795 Protective Relaying and Substation Automation 
  9. ECE 2795 Microgrid Concepts and Distributed Generation Technologies
  10. ECE 2795 Power & Energy Industry Practices      
  11. ECE 2795 Electrical Distribution System Engineering & Analysis II
  12. ECE 2795 Advanced Electric Machines and Drives
  13. ECE 2795 Power Magnetic Devices

Admission Requirement

  • BS in electrical engineering from an ABET-accredited university program (no industry experience required) OR
  • BS in any engineering field, PLUS a minimum of three years of power industry experience
  • Completed application via  Apply Yourself , Pitt's online application portal
  • At least two references preferred
  • No GRE required
  • Applications and references will be reviewed by the program director prior to admission

Download our Certificate Program one-sheet.


Distance Learning Graduate Program