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Master of Power Engineering

30 credit hours

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 the proposed degree will follow the existing admission requirements for such professional master’s degrees in 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 IIT’s ECE 211 and ECE 213 (Circuit Analysis I and II), ECE 311 (Engineering Electronics), ECE 319 (Fundamentals of Power Engineering), MATH 251 (Multivariate and Vector Calculus), and MATH 252 (Introduction to Differential Equations). 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.

The program of study includes a minimum of 30 credit hours of acceptable coursework with a minimum of 24 credit hours from the following list of core and elective courses (up to 6 credit hours may be selected from other ECE courses). A minimum of 18 credit hours at the 500-level or higher must be selected. Up to 2 credit hours of theMaster’s Seminar (ECE 595 or ECE 596), up to 3 credit hours of a Graduate Special Project in power engineering (ECE 594 or ECE 597), and up to 6 credit hours of ECE short courses may be applied to the degree.

Course Requirements

Required Core Courses
(minimum of 3 courses)

ECE 564 Control and Operation of Electric Power Systems and/or
ECE 420 Analytical Methods in Power Systems
ECE 551 Advanced Power Electronics and/or ECE 411 Power Electronics
ECE 419 Power Systems Analysis
ECE 412 Electric Motor Drives

Elective Courses in Power Systems

(minimum of 2 courses)

ECE 553 Power System Planning
ECE 554 Power Systems Relaying
ECE 555 Power Market Operations
ECE 556 Power Market Economics and Security
ECE 557 Fault-Tolerant Power Systems
ECE 558 Power System Reliability
ECE 559 High-Voltage Power Transmission
ECE 560 Power Systems Dynamics and Stability
ECE 561 Deregulated Power Systems
ECE 562 Power System Transaction Management
ECE 563 Computational Intelligence in Engineering
CHE 543 Energy, Environment and Economics

Elective Courses in Power Electronics and Motor Drive

(minimum of 2 courses)

ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing I
ECE 438 Control Systems
ECE 531 Linear System Theory
ECE 549 Motion Control Systems Dynamics
ECE 550 Power Electronic Dynamics and Control
ECE 552 Adjustable Speed Drives
ECE 752 Industrial Applications of Power Electronics and Motor Drives
ECE 764 Vehicular Power Systems
CHE 541 Renewable Energy Technologies
CAE 524 Design Building Enclosures