Programs

Smart Grid Power Systems (SPS)

Description

The Graduate Certificate program in Smart Grid Power Systems recognizes post-bachelor preparation for the engineering of modern smart grid power systems. The goal is to provide a broad background in smart grid power systems technology that enables a certificate holder to understand the fundamental components of power systems. At the same time, greater depth of learning is gained in a focus area for professional preparation and/or further study for an advanced degree.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and fully online.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and should have a "B" (3.0) average for the course of undergraduate study.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

EGN 3373 – Introduction to Electrical Engineering
EGN 3375 – Electromechanical Systems

Requirements

12 credit hours. There are 9 credit hours of required coursework.
EEL 5250 – Power System Analysis (3)
EEL 6936 – Power Systems II (3)
EEL 5935 – Renewable Energy Delivery Systems (3)

Electives

Choose 3 additional elective hours from the following list:
EEL 6936 – Power Electronics (3)
EEL 6936 – Machines and AC Drives (3)
EEL 6936 – Power Systems and Market: Operations & Analysis
EEL 6936 – Electrical Energy Distribution Centers
EEL 6936 – Smart Grid Automation and Protection
EEL 6936 – Power Quality
EEL 6936 – Real-time Control of Smart Grids

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Time limit

Three years

Contacts

Lingling Fan
(813) 974-2031
linglingfan@usf.edu

Cherie Dilley
(813) 974-2659
cdilley@usf.edu