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Graduate Degree Programs

Distributed Energy and Grid Modernization

Graduate Credit Certificate

James A. Nemes, D.Sc.
School of Graduate Professional Studies
30 E. Swedesford Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-648-3335
Fax: 610-889-1334

This graduate certificate is designed specifically for current and aspiring practitioners who seek advanced skills for advancing the electric power generation, distribution, and energy management sectors.  Upon successful completion of the certificate, the student will be able to distinguish stakeholder perspectives across utility scale and microgrid systems, explain the characteristics of distributed energy generation systems with respect to electric grid integration, and appraise existing electric grid systems for opportunities to apply grid modernization strategies.  To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Distributed Energy and Grid Modernization, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work.  All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and a grade-point average of 3.0 to be awarded the certificate.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.

Required courses (6 credits)

E E 588                        Power System Control and Operation (3)
A E 862                        Distributed Energy Planning and Management (3)


Elective Courses (Select 6 credits)

A E 868                        Commercial Solar Electric Systems (3)
A E 878                        Solar Project Development and Finance (3)
AERSP 886       Engineering of Wind Project Development (3)
CSE 543:          Computer Security (3)
INFSY 563:       Network Security (3)


Effective Semester:  Fall Semester 2016
Expiration Semester:  Summer 2021


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