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.
Effective Semester: Fall 2016
Expiration Semester: Summer 2021
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 General Admissions Standards. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
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.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
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.
|EE 588||Power System Control and Operation||3|
|AE 862||Distributed Energy Planning and Management||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Commercial Solar Electric Systems|
|Solar Project Development and Finance|
|Engineering of Wind Project Development|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.