ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING

ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING  

The Swanson School of Engineering established expanded educational programs in Electric Power Engineering beginning in 2007 through an undergraduate concentration within the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.  Graduate level EE degrees (MS and PhD) with concentrations in Electric Power followed shortly thereafter.  Courses have been developed and added at all levels over the past several years.  Pitt’s electric power engineering curriculum has now become one of the most robust and diverse set of offerings in the country today. 

Most recently, an Electric Power Engineering Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate Program was established, in 2013, which rises to the challenge of meeting the nation's critical development needs for electrical energy professionals.  Offered both in an online and on-campus format, our online teaching capabilities allow students to attend classroom lectures in real time, and also allows synchronous participation remotely via the Internet. 

All of these programs are deeply rooted in core electric power engineering principles and focus on the design, operation, analysis, expansion, reliability and efficiency of total electric power systems and grid infrastructure through applications of advanced technologies and systems. 

UNDERGRADUATE POWER COURSES

•          1673 – Linear Control Systems

•          1700 – Cost and Construction of Industrial Power Systems

•          1710 – Power Distribution Engineering and Smart Grids

•          1769 – Power Systems Analysis 1

•          1771 – Electric Machines

•          1773 – Power Generation, Operation, and Control

•          17xx – Power Electronics Conversion Theory **

•          1071 – Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution Grid Technologies  

GRADUATE (MS AND PHD) POWER COURSES

•          2250 – Power Electronics Circuits and Applications * 

•          2646 – Linear System Theory * 

•          2774 – Power Systems Analysis 2 * 

•          2777 – Transients 1 * 

•          2778 – Advanced Power Electronics – FACTS and HVDC * 

•          2780 – Renewable and Alternative Energy Systems * 

•          2781 – Smart Grid Technologies and Applications * 

•          2795 – Spec: Sustainable Systems Modeling * 

•          2795 – Spec: Microgrids and Distributed Energy Resources * 

•          2795 – Spec: Protective Relaying and Automation * 

•          2795 – Spec: Electric Distribution System Engineering II ** 

•          2795 – Spec: Power and Energy Industry Practices ** 

•          3775 – Power System Steady State Control 

•          3776 – Power Systems Control and Stability 

•          3778 – Transients 2 

•          3795 – Spec: Cyber-physical Power Systems ** 

•          3795 – Spec: Power Electronics Conversion 2 **  

*  Offered online and part of the post-baccalaureate/graduate certificate program offerings 

** In planning stages