The Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Power Engineering is available for students that have a BS in Electrical Engineering or from another engineering discipline.
Requirements for the Masters of Engineering (ME) degree with a concentration in Electric Power are:
Total of 30 graduate credits At least 6 electrical engineering courses, 4 of which are in the power engineering area 21-27 credits of coursework 1-7 credits of ME project (option avail in Summer term)
The Power Engineering concentration allows students the maximum flexibility to design their program of study to meet their specific needs.
Student A may wish to concentrate strictly in the power area, taking 7 power engineering courses and conducting a significant 7 credit hour project in the power area. Student B may wish to take 4 power engineering courses, 2 other engineering courses, 3 business courses and a 1 credit hour project.
Students select a faculty advisor to serve as both an academic advisor and ME project advisor. The student should also select an industrial mentor for the project.
The extent of the ME project will be appropriate for the number of project credits selected.
The project topic will be selected through the mutual agreement of the student, mentor, and advisor.
At the completion of the project work, students prepare a formal report and submit it to the project advisor. When the report is approved by the advisor, the project credits will be formally granted.
Power Engineering Concentration Graduate Courses (choose minimum 4):
EE 530 High Voltage Techniques and Measurements EE 531 Power System Planning EE 532 Advanced Electric Machines and Drives EE 533 Operation and Control of Electric Power Systems EE 534 Market Operation of Power Systems EE 535 Power System Reliability EE 536 – Advanced Topics in Energy Power Systems EE 537 Power System Protection EE 539 Dielectrics EE 554 Deregulated Power Systems
Double-Numbered Courses: Certain courses are appropriate for both advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. These courses carry a senior level course number as well as a graduate-level course number (i.e., EE 439/539 Dielectrics). Students with credit for this course material in their undergraduate programs cannot also get graduate credit for the same topical material. However, it is important to be able to offer these courses to ME students who do not have this background.
Students can apply to switch to the thesis based Masters of Science program if they have identified a power engineering faculty member who has agreed to advise their thesis research.
Schedule of studies. Students have the flexibility to design their programs of study to meet their specific scheduling needs.
Optional 2 Yr Path: Take 2 courses per semester (fall/spring), a summer business course, and complete 1 credit hour project in the summer.
Optional 3 Yr Path: Take 1 engineering course per semester (fall/spring), a business course each summer, and complete a 4 credit hour project during their final year of study.
All Power Engineering Concentration students are admitted into the Masters of Engineering, Electrical Engineering program.