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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 14, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Electric Power Engineering Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate

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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. This is the only distance‐enabled program in electric power engineering that 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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Certificate Curriculum

Credit‐hours required: 15

Students may select any five of the following courses:


*prerequisite required

Additional Information

Admission Requirements

  • 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

Click here to download our Electric Power Engineering Certificate informational one‐sheet.

For more information about the Electric Power Engineering program, contact:

Gregory Reed, PhD , Program Director
Director, Electric Power Initiative
Director, Center for Energy
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

For more information about this and other distance-enabled learning programs at the Swanson School, contact:

Janet L. Littrell, EdD
Director of Distance Learning
Swanson School of Engineering

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