Smart Grid. Alternate Energy. Reliability and Resilience. Electric vehicle technology. Electric power engineers play a key role in integrating these complex and sometimes competing issues that have a high impact on all of our lives. The Clarkson graduate level power engineering program provides the specialized training that is needed by the technical leaders in the rapidly evolving electric power arena.
A Clarkson Masters of Engineering degree with emphasis on power systems provides you with the background and capability for successful careers across the range of power engineering—whether your interests lie in power equipment design and application to bulk power grid planning and operation.
Designed with the busy professional in mind, Clarkson offers a full schedule of its master’s level courses for a power engineering concentration online using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery to ensure maximum flexibility in the program. Whether you want to take just one course or complete the full degree, our online courses are taught by the same faculty with the same material as our on-campus programs.
Clarkson University’s longstanding commitment to power engineering education and research has generated a remarkable reputation among industry and government partners over several decades. Clarkson graduates are widely known for their solid technical background, strong work ethic, and ability to work in teams.
Clarkson University works with a number of companies to offer corporate discounts. In addition, students currently employed should check with their human resources office to see if any tuition reimbursement options are available.
Clarkson’s power engineering faculty are among the best in the industry, known for their work in high voltage, dielectrics, power distribution, power protection and control, bulk power grid planning and operation, power systems optimization, security, demand response, efficiency, market power analysis, forecasting and electricity policy. Learn more about our faculty here.
Clarkson’s extensive and deep network of connected alumni and corporate partners gives masters students access to industry leaders and exceptional opportunities. Also, as a member of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Clarkson University is a major force in the public-private partnerships actively advancing the future of power and energy.
Clarkson operates one of only a handful of High Voltage Laboratories in the country that supports industry and academic research and provides unique educational and hands on experience for our highly sought-after, highly-qualified graduates.
With rapid changes in the power industry and major shifts in the current workforce, companies need highly-skilled, qualified employees to move organizations forward and to prepare for the future.
Clarkson will work directly with qualified applicants to move through the admissions process as quickly as possible. It is recommended that you contact one of the program faculty prior to formally applying for admittance. A preliminary evaluation can be conducted based on BS degree/ unofficial transcripts and professional experience with tentative acceptance granted until necessary official documents are received. This process often reduces the need for the GRE exam requirement and reduction in the number of reference letters required. Also, students can register for and take a course as a non-matriculated student, with the course credit transferring to their degree program once they are formally admitted. The application process also starts the process of finding the best scholarship options for each student. Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
Distance course offerings will be scheduled so that students who wish to do so are able to complete the distance ME degree with emphasis on power engineering in 2 years. A typical program of study could involve students taking 2 courses per semester in both fall and spring semesters of each year, a summer business course, and completing a 1 credit hour project in the summer. Students planning to complete their studies in 3 years could, for example, take 1 engineering course each fall and spring semester, a business course in each of 2 summers, and complete a 4 credit hour project during their final year of study.