Certificate in Power Systems Engineering

The objective of the certificate in Power Systems Engineering is to provide students with the knowledge to be involved with the technology advancements and future developments in power generation, controls, and management as well as with alternate and new energy resources.  This program will prepare engineers to work in the power and energy industry.  Academic programs in energy technology and management are needed to prepare the future workforce for the energy and power industry as more than fifty percent of the workforce in the power industry is retiring during this decade.  At the same time, developing new, clean, and more efficient energy resources and technologies is of global significance.

Who is this program recommended for?

Power Systems Engineering is ideal for preparing future engineers in the power and energy industry. Additionally, it fits students who are interested in technology advancements and future developments in the power generation, control, and management as well as alternate and new resources.

What will I learn?

  • Power system steady-state analysis of power system networks, particularly real and reactive power flows under normal conditions and current flows under faulty conditions. Symmetrical components and digital solutions are emphasized.
  •  Computer methods applied to power systems and digital computer techniques proven successful in the solution of power system problems, particularly in the electric utility industry. Emphasis on short-circuit, load flow, and transient stability problems. Matrix sparsity is considered.
  • Transient performance of power systems with lumped properties, interruption of arcs, restriking voltage, re-ignition inertia effects, switching of rotational systems, magnetic saturation in stationary networks, harmonic oscillations, saturated systems, transient performance of synchronous machines.
  • Protection of power systems
  • Theoretical developments and computer methods in determining economic operation within the boundaries of a given steam-electric operating area. Energy accounting control and economic theories for interconnected steam and hydroelectric power systems.

Why study Power Systems Engineering at NJIT?

Energy resources and technology has become a key thrust area of significant importance at several leading institutions. With the synergy in nanotechnology, solar cells and other related sciences at NJIT, an advanced energy technology initiative was formulated to offer an academic and research program in energy resources, technology management, and alternate energy research. 

Academic programs in energy technology and management are much needed to prepare the future workforce for the energy and power industry as more than 50% of the workforce in the power industry is retiring in this decade. At the same time, developing new, clean and more efficient energy resources and technologies is of global significance.

Prerequisites

Applicants are expected to have undergraduate backgrounds in physics, mathematics (through differential equations and vector analysis), electrical networks and devices, electronics, analysis and design methods, transients, electromagnetic fields, and appropriate laboratory work in some of these areas. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a overall cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Related Degree Programs

All credits for the Management of Technology Certificate relates in its entirety to either MS in Electrical Engineering or MS in Power and Energy Systems.

Take Note

Check the course descriptions for more information. Some courses have prerequisites and must be taken in order.

Faculty Advisor: M. Zhou

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