MS in Power Systems Management

The Master of Science in Power Systems Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) combines essential topics in power systems engineering with technology-focused business courses, preparing graduates for careers in engineering management within the power industry.

Degree Requirements

10 courses, 30 credit hours, this must include:

  • ECE 5500 – Power System Analysis

Choose up to 3 additional courses (9 credit hours) but no more than 4 courses (12 credit hours) in Power Systems Engineering

  • ECE 5511 – Transients in Power Systems
  • ECE 5512 – Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ECE 5520 – Power System Protection and Control
  • ECE 5521 – Protective Relaying
  • ECE 5522 – Advanced Applications in Protective Relaying
  • ECE 5523 – Power System Dynamics
  • ECE 5530 – Power Distribution
  • ECE 5531 – Power System Operation and Planning
  • ECE 5540 – Power Transmission
  • ECE 5532 – Distributed and Renewable Power Generation
View Course Descriptions

Choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the School of Business

  • OIE 541 – Operations Risk Management
  • OIE 598E – Engineering Economics
  • MIS 576 – Project Management
  • OBC 500 – Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Complex Organizations
  • BUS 598 – Energy Management

Remaining credit hours may be taken from the following:

  • ECE 579S – Computer and Network Security
  • Graduate level course work in engineering, science, or system dynamics. No more than total credit hours may be in ECE.

Interested in Learning More?  Schedule a time to speak with WPI’s Online Program Manager Sue Hicks.

Become a Student

Be Inspired By Industry Peers

Dr. Babak Enayati
Adjunct Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WPI Student Story
Haitham Khanji,
Protection & Telecom,
Control & Integration Engineer,
North East, National Grid

“I believe that getting my master’s degree has truly been an investment – it provides technical skills and great opportunities for those graduates who work hard and are willing to be innovative.”

Brian Majerowicz
Principle Engineer, Substation Engineering, Baltimore Gas and Electric