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Power Systems Graduate Certificate Course List

To fulfill the requirements of the graduate certificate in power systems, students are required to take four courses from the following list of courses, a total of 12 credit hours. All courses are 3 credit hours.

EE 537 Power System Analysis I *: Basic concepts relating to electric power systems, with emphasis on the determination of transmission line parameters, representations of components of a power system, and generalized network analysis techniques.
EE 536 Power System Fault Analysis and Protection *: This course teaches computer based methods for performing balanced and unbalanced fault analysis of power systems, and principles for protecting power systems.
EE 532 Smart Grid: Automation and Control of Power System *: This course covers introduction to smart grid, key technologies in transmission and distribution systems that enable smart grid, power market structure, and real time pricing.
EE 535 Power system generation, operation and control *: This course covers essential aspects of the energy management system of power systems. Will cover topics: power system economics, state estimation, power system stability, power quality, and fault location.
EE 698 Spec. Topics Multi-Inst *: This course covers advanced topics on various aspects of electrical engineering, and is a template for courses to be shared among multi-institutions via distance learning technologies. Repeatable and may be used towards the certificate more than once depending on the actual topics covered.
EE 641 Advanced Power Systems *: This course covers advanced topics on electric power systems including power system analysis, operation, monitoring, protection, optimization and control.
EE 643 Integration of Distributed Energy Resources *: This course covers characteristics of distributed energy resources, the challenges and methods for integrating them into the power grid.
EE 546 Electric Power System Fundamentals: Introduction to power transmission basics, power system components, power flow, fault analysis and protection, control, stability, and economic operation of the power grid.
EE 531 Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems: Study of non-traditional, electric generating systems, and the use of renewable energy sources. Energy sources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass/biogas. Generating technologies include both inverter based equipment and rotating machinery.
EE 539 Power Distribution Systems: Electric utility distribution power systems, addressing topics such as configuration, equation, customer class data, phase balancing, distributed generation, etc.
EE 538 Power System Analysis II: Introduction to modern power system practices, basic transient and steady-state stability analysis with emphasis on digital techniques.

*: Existing online course.