Smart Grid Power Systems (SPS)

Please note: Smart Grid Power Systems certificate is not currently being offered. 


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.


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


12 credit hours. There are 9 credit hours of required coursework.
EEL 5250 – Power System Analysis (3)
EEL 6245 – Power Systems II (3)
EEL 6285 – Renewable Energy Delivery Systems (3)


Choose 3 additional elective hours from the following list:
EEL 6245 – Power Electronics (3)
EEL 6227 – Machines and AC Drives (3)
EEL 6292 – Power Systems and Market: Operations & Analysis (3)
EEL 6936 – Electrical Energy Distribution Systems (3)
EEL 6936 – Smart Grid Automation and Protection (3)
EEL 6936 – Power Quality (3)
EEL 6936 – Real-time Control of Smart Grids (3)

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


Lingling Fan
(813) 974-2031

Jessica Procko
(813) 974-6318

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