New Master’s Programs for Power Industry Professionals

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:15pm

Two of TCIPG’s academic institutions recently announced master’s education programs aimed at professionals working in power and energy systems.

This fall, Washington State University will debut the first online professional master’s degree program in electrical power engineering.

WSU’s two-year program provides core technical education in power systems analysis, transmission and distribution systems and power system economics and electricity markets. Students can supplement their core technical work with elective courses in areas ranging from power electronics to power system protection to smart grid communication. TCIPG researchers Anjan Bose, Dave Bakken, Carl Hauser, and Anurag Srivastava are among the primary faculty members teaching in the program. More information about the WSU Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in Electric Power Engineering is available online at

Also this fall, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will launch a one-year Master of Engineering in Energy Systems program. The Illinois program provides a broad interdisciplinary education in energy systems for a variety of professional career-track students. Areas of specialization include:

  • Biomass Energy Resources
  • Chemistry and Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Electrical Energy Conversion, Transmission, and Distribution
  • Energy Markets, Reliability, Safety, and Security
  • Environmental Engineering for Energy Applications
  • Geologic Energy Resources
  • Nuclear Power Generation
  • Solar Energy and Climate Change
  • Thermal Energy Systems and Combustion Engines
  • Wind Energy

More information about the Illinois Master of Engineering in Energy Systems program is available online at