This program prepares the students for the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly developing field of Electric Power Engineering and Power Electronics. Special emphasis at the graduate level is given to power system modeling, simulation and analysis, static power converters, electric machinery and drives, power generation and control including hvdc, harmonic analysis, and protective relaying. Each student's plan is tailored to fit his background, interests and goals.
A study plan usually consists of selections from the 4000 and 7000 level courses listed below.
Currently, research work is in progress in the areas of power system harmonics, optimum var compensation, expert system applications, resonant and pulse-width modulated converters, and switched mode power supplies. Research funding is derived from governmental agencies, private industries and state resources.