Washington State University’s Electrical Power Engineering PSM combines advanced technical courses with professional management training. Graduates will gain both an in-depth knowledge of electrical power engineering and the managerial skills needed to advance in the industry.
Technical courses include power systems analysis, power system economics and electricity markets, as well as electives in such areas as power electronics, renewable energy and high voltage engineering. Business courses range from law to finance, and from communication to ethics. The 30-credit program also includes an industry-based internship project.
The combination of courses and flexible electives means you will be uniquely qualified to meet the increasing demand for power engineering leaders with both technical skills and professional management training
Faculty: WSU’s power engineering faculty includes recognized experts in all areas of power engineering, including a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and three faculty members who are fellows of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers.
Reputation: You will have the same diploma as an on-campus student—a diploma backed by WSU’s century-long reputation for excellence.
Pride: As a WSU graduate, you will be welcomed into the proud network of Coug alumni, a group that spans the globe and includes many top industry leaders.
Accreditation: Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College of Engineering has assembled a list of FAQs, which includes a list of primary faculty members and details on the internship. Go to EPE FAQs.
To apply for the program, you’ll need a BS degree in electrical engineering or the equivalent. See Admission Requirements.
More information is on the WSU Graduate School website. Please note that the priority deadlines listed there do not apply to this degree.
The degree requires 30 credits.
Required power engineering courses
- E E 521 – Analysis of Power Systems
- E E 526 – High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines
- E E 536 – Power System Economics and Electricity Markets
Power engineering electives
(9 credits; limited to three 400-level courses)
- E E 439 – Critical Infrastructure Security: The Emerging Smart Grid
- E E 486 – Power Electronics
- E E 491 – Performance of Power Systems
- E E 492 – Renewable Energy Sources
- E E 493 – Protection of Power Systems I
- E E 511 – Protection of Power Systems II
- E E 522 – High Voltage Engineering
- E E 523 – Power System Stability and Control
- E E 525 – Advanced Power Electronics
Up to two other relevant courses may be substituted upon departmental approval.
(9 credits, no more than two from each area)
- E M 526 – Constraints Management
- E M 545 – Technical Decision Analysis
- E M 503 – Managing Variability and Statistics
- E M 501 – Management of Organizations
- E M 564 – Project Management
- E M 575 – Performance Management in Technical Organizations
- E M 505 – Finance for Technical Systems
- E M 508 – Legal Concepts for Engineering and Technical Management
- E E 701 – Master’s Independent Capstone Project, Directed Study, and/or Examination