About the Program

This certificate provides practical knowledge of electrical system equipment and the fundamentals of power electronics and machines. Topics include Transformer, DC and AC machines and drives, power electronics devices, DC-DC and DC-AC power conversions, analysis risk assessment, decision and cost-benefit analysis, and reliability analysis. The certificate is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their capabilities in electrical equipment, risk and reliability analysis, as well as experienced professionals who want to receive the necessary retraining to change careers. (9 credit hours minimum)

Note: The certificate credits of undergraduate courses cannot count toward ECE graduate degrees.

The certificate can be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.   


Course Options

The courses which comprise this graduate certificate are outlined below.  Students elect a total of 9 credit hours from the curriculum.

Required Core Courses (6 credits):

ECE 415               Power Electronics                                                    (3 credits)

ECE 4361            Electric Machines and Drives                                   (3 credits)

Select 1 elective course from the following (3 credits):

IMSE 467            Statistical Methods for Process Improve               (3 credits)

IMSE 5205          Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis                                     (3 credits)

The credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward an ECE graduate degree program, subject to the curriculum requirement of the graduate degree program. Only 500-level or above graduate coursework can be double-counted to meet the degree requirements of ECE graduate programs. Please note that a maximum of two stackable certificates can be used towards earning an ECE graduate degree program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Tentative Course Schedule
ECE 415 Power Electronics-Winter
ECE 4361 Electric Machines and Drives-Fall, Winter
IMSE 467 Statistical Methods for Process Improve
IMSE 5205 Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis-Fall

CECS Graduate Education Office

Professional Education Center [PEC]
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