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. 





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.

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General Admission Requirements

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

A complete application file consists of the following items:

  • Application form.
  • Resume and statement of purpose.
  • Letters of recommendation — two letters required.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable).

*GRE may be waived by request.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact
Professor Thomas H. Ortmeyer

If you are ready to apply or have admissions questions contact
Graduate Admissions Team