Master of Power Engineering

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The purpose of this degree program is to prepare students for leading edge positions in industry in the areas of electric power, power electronics, motor drives, and electric machines. The professional Master of Power Engineering is a course-only degree program that prepares students for professional practice in power engineering.

The admission requirements for this degree follow the existing admission requirements for other professional master’s degrees in the ECE department. Students whose accredited B.S. degree is not in electrical engineering may pursue the professional master’s degree, provided that they have an adequate background and can demonstrate proficiency in the material contained in undergraduate courses equivalent to Illinois Institute of Technology's coursework:

ECE 211
ECE 213
Circuit Analysis I
and Circuit Analysis II
ECE 311Engineering Electronics4
ECE 319Fundamentals of Power Engineering4
MATH 251Multivariate and Vector Calculus4
MATH 252Introduction to Differential Equations4

A student may demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing the courses or by demonstrating satisfactory performance in one or more special examinations administered by the ECE department.


Minimum Degree Credits 30
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Minimum 500-Level Credit 18
Maximum Transfer Credit 9
Core Courses (12-14)
ECE 418Power Systems Analysis3-4
or ECE 419 Power Systems Analysis w/Lab
Select a minimum of three courses from the following:9-10
Power Electronics4
Analyt. Methods for Power Syst (For Undergraduate only)3
Hybrid Electric Vehicle Drives3
Next Generation Smart Grid3
Advanced Power Electronics3
Power Systems (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Power Dist Engring3
Power System Planning3
Power Systems Relaying3
Power Market Operations3
Power Mkt Ecnmcs Security3
Fault Tolerant Power Systems3
Power System Reliability3
High Voltage Power Trans3
Power Syst Dynamics Stability3
Deregulated Power Systems3
Power Syst Tran Management3
Comptl Intllgnc Engineering3
Cntrl Oprtn Elect Power Systs3
Oper/Plan/Dist Power Grid3
Elements of Sustainable Energy3
Elements of Smart Grid3
Microgrid Design and Operation3
Energy Envir Economics3
Power Electronics and Motor Drives (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Digital Signal Processing I3
Control Systems3
Linear System Theory3
Robust Control3
Renewable Energies3
Cmpt Aided Dsgn Elec Machines3
Energy Harvesting3
Motion Control Syst Dynamics3
Power Elect Dynmcs Control3
Adjustable Speed Drives3
Vehicular Power Systems2
Renwble Engry Technologies3
General Electives (4-6)
Select four to six credit hours4-6

Up to three credit hours of a Graduate Special Project in power engineering (ECE 594 or ECE 597), and up to six credit hours of ECE short courses may be applied to the degree.