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Professional Science Masters in Electrical Power Engineering

Faculty working with Students: 20
Students: 13
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall July 1st
  • Spring November 1st
Campus:
  • Global Campus: Yes
Tests required:

Admission Requirements:

(3) Letters of Recommendation
Letter of Intent
Official Transcripts

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1. Show an understanding of the design of the electric power generation and transmission system to include the ability to: analytically describe generators of electric power, apply theoretical principles to the design of transmission lines, and analyze the performance of transmission lines.
  2. Show an understanding of the analysis and operation of the electric power transmission system to include the ability to: analyze the performance of power systems under normal operation, describe the principles of operating power systems, and analyze the performance of power systems under abnormal operation.
  3. Show an deeper understanding of one or more areas of electric power engineering. These options include: power electronics, renewable energy, power systems protection, high voltage engineering, power system operations, power system stability and control, and power system communication.
  4. Show an understanding of the intersection between the technical and business aspects of electric power engineering to include the ability to: describe economic constraints on electric power operation and describe the operation of electric power markets.
  5. Describe and apply basic principles of the electric power system business. These will include: legal issues, financial issues, project management issues, and human resource issues.
  6. Be able to apply coursework to practical situations in the electric power industry.
  7. Communicate effectively in both written and oral form. Students will be able to: demonstrate awareness of context, audience, purpose, and the assigned task(s), use appropriate and relevant content to develop and present ideas, demonstrate consistent use of credible, relevant sources to support ideas, and demonstrate delivery techniques (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation interesting, and speaker appears comfortable.

Student Opportunities:

WSU has one of the largest and highly ranked groups of power engineering faculty in the US and includes recognized experts in all areas of power engineering. They are extensively experienced, widely published and have received many significant honors for their work. Given this, their services have been in demand by public and private electric utilities, the industry that supports these utilities and government agencies.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the PSM degree program who are already employed in the electric power industry are expected to become more valuable to their companies. Others are expected to be in demand by electric utilities, supporting industries and government agencies.

Career Placements:

New Degree for Electrical Power Engineering

Faculty Members:

Bakken, David Edward, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Research Interests

Infrastructure software, middleware.
GridStat: next-generation wide-area mission critical data delivery for the power grid

Broschat, Shira Lynn, Ph.D.

Cook, Diane Joyce, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, robotics, smart environments, and parallel algorithms for artificial intelligence.

Dang, Zhe, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Model-checking and testing for infinite-state and/or real-time systems
Automata theory and Membrane computing systems (P systems)

Delgado-Frias, Jose G, Ph.D.

Kalyanaraman, Anantharaman, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Computational biology and bioinformatics; high-performance computing; combinatorial pattern matching.

Mehrizi-Sani, Ali, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Integration of renewable energy resources in the power system, Power electronics interfaces for distributed generation, Control and management of microgrids and smart grid, Power system applications of power electronics.

Olsen, Robert G, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Pande, Partha Pratim, Ph.D.

Pedrow, Patrick D, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Ringo, John A, Ph.D.

Srivastava, Anurag K, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Research Interests

Stability, security and vulnerability analysis Real time modeling and simulation Testing and validation of smart grid algorithms and devices Intelligent control application Distributed generation and micro-grid Decision support and situational awareness using phasor data Interoperability and data integration

Tan, Li, Ph.D.

Venkatasubramanian, Vaithianath, Ph.D.

Contact Information:

Robert G. Olsen
EME 33
PO Box 642752
Pullman, WA 99164-2752
509-335-4950