Power Systems Engineering

Power Systems Engineering

The Clarkson Advanced Certificate in Power Systems Engineering covers both the equipment and systems aspects of power engineering in its curriculum. The courses are taught by a dedicated set of power engineering faculty who actively contribute cutting-edge power engineering research to the field and maintain strong ties with industry.

This certificate program provides practicing power engineers an avenue for advancing their knowledge and technical skills in their discipline. They can complete the certificate in two academic years by taking one course per semester. Students can elect later to continue their graduate education and pursue Clarkson's Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering with a Power Engineering concentration. Students who choose to do so can apply their certificate courses to the master's degree.

Power Systems Engineering Curriculum

The Clarkson University Advanced Certificate in Power Systems Engineering requires 12 credits of graduate-level electric power engineering courses. The certificate program is designed to provide practicing engineers with advanced capability in the power system area. The course offerings allow students to select coursework that will best fit their interests and needs. These courses can be applied to a master’s degree program if the student desires to do so.


A complete application consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • GRE Test Scores.
    • Required: Waived for Clarkson undergraduate applicants; for others, waivers are issued on a case-by-case basis (may not be needed for applicants with 5+ years of work experience, graduate degrees or other practical/applied skill sets). GRE waived for applicants with an ABET accredited engineering degree
  • For International Applicants, an English Proficiency Test is required.
    • Minimum Test Score Requirements: TOEFL (80) and TOEFL Essentials (8.5), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) and Duolingo English Test (115).

Prerequisites: Students should have a BS in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited university (or equivalent).

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact

Professor Thomas H. Ortmeyer

Email: ortmeyer@clarkson.edu
Phone: 315-268-4035

If you are ready to apply or have admissions questions contact

Graduate Admissions Team

Email: graduate@clarkson.edu
Phone: 518-631-9831

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