Electrical and Computer Engineering

Online Certificates

Wind mills with the sun setting.

Flexibility: Pursue Professional Development

Enhance your current degree by earning a certificate from the comfort of your office or home, viewing lectures at your convenience. Off-campus students enroll in the same classes as on-campus students. Both follow the same syllabus and schedule and, with few exceptions, complete the same course work.

Certificate in Electric Power Engineering

This is a 13 credit program that certifies that a student has taken undergraduate courses covering the fundamentals of electric power systems. All courses are offered on-line except for a one credit lab. The lab is offered once a year to on-line students as an intensive one week course. It is assumed that students attempting the certificate have a basic understanding of calculus and differential equations. For assistance in determining the initial class to take, please contact Dr. Bruce Mork or Dr. Leonard Bohmann.

Required Courses (7 Credits)

EE 4221 - Power System Analysis 1

Covers power transmission line parameters and applications, symmetrical components, transformer and load representations, systems faults and protection, and the per unit system.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3120 and (EE 2112 or EE 2110)

EE 4222 - Power System Analysis 2

Topics covered include symmetrical components; symmetrical faults; unbalanced faults; generating the bus impedance matrix and using it in fault studies; power system protection; power system operation; power system stability.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4221

EE 4226 - Power Engineering Laboratory

A laboratory based course highlighting single phase and three phase power concepts, including: power factor, single and three phase transformer configurations, non-ideal transformers, synchronous machines, renewable energy, power flow and fault simulations, relay settings and relay testing and calibration.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4221 and EE 4222(C)

Electives (choose 6 credits or more)

EE 3010 - Circuits and Instrumentation

Designed for nonmajors. Covers the principles of electrical and electronic measurements, including dc, ac, semiconductor devices, amplifiers, and filtering.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

EE 3120 - Electric Energy Systems

An overview of the generation and utilization of electrical energy. Covers three-phase circuits, transformers, photovoltaics, batteries, electromechanical energy conversion, and an overview of electric power systems, including economic issues.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 2110 or EE 3010 or (EE 2111 and EE 2112(C))

EE 5223 - Power System Protection

Real-time monitoring and protection of modern power systems. Secure and reliable operation of radial and grid systems. Protection of transmission lines, buses, generators, motors, transformers, and other equipment against disturbances.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year

EE 5224 - Power System Protection Lab

Theory-based application of software and hardware used for power system protection. Fault simulations, protective relay settings and coordination, and test operation of relays under static, dynamic, and transient conditions.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5223(C)

EE 5250 - Distribution Engineering

Modeling and analysis of electrical distribution systems; load characteristics, load modeling, unbalanced three-phase overhead and underground line models, and distribution transformers. Analysis of primary system design, applications for capacitors, voltage drop, power loss, distribution system protection, and introduction to advanced distribution automation.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4221

EE 5200 - Advanced Methods in Power Systems

Advanced analysis and simulation methods for load flow, symmetrical components, short circuit studies, optimal system operation, stability, and transient analysis. Application of commonly used software reinforces concepts and provides practical insights.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4222

EE 5240 - Computer Modeling of Power Systems

Topics include modeling and computer methods applied to electrical power systems, matrix formulations, network topology and sparse matrix data structures, loadflow, short- circuit and stability formulations, constrained optimization methods for loadflow and state estimation, and time-domain simulation methods for transient analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5200

Certificate in Advanced Electric Power Engineering

This is a 15 credit program that certifies that a student has taken graduate courses covering advanced aspects of electric power systems. It is expected that students beginning this certificate have a working understanding of electric power system analysis equivalent to that gained in EE4221. Please check the undergraduate course descriptions of EE4221 for details. Students must earn a grade of B or higher in each of the courses counting toward the certificate. A minimum of 10 credits must be earned from Michigan Tech. For assistance in determining the initial class to take, please contact Dr. Bruce Mork or Dr. Leonard Bohmann. Also see Degree Schedules for Graduate Certificates.

Required Courses (3 credits)

EE 5200 - Advanced Methods in Power Systems

Advanced analysis and simulation methods for load flow, symmetrical components, short circuit studies, optimal system operation, stability, and transient analysis. Application of commonly used software reinforces concepts and provides practical insights.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4222

Elective Courses (12 credits, no more than 3 credits below 5000)

EE 4219 - Introduction to Electric Machinery and Drives

Provides a thorough understanding of how electric machines can be used to drive loads with control of speed, torque and position. Topics include basic electro-mechanics, rotating machinery, dc machines, ac machines, power electronics and load modeling. Applications include industrial systems, hybrid/electric vehicles and electric power systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 2110 or EE 2112 or EE 3010

EE 4222 - Power System Analysis 2

Topics covered include symmetrical components; symmetrical faults; unbalanced faults; generating the bus impedance matrix and using it in fault studies; power system protection; power system operation; power system stability.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4221

EE 4227 - Power Electronics

Fundamentals of circuits for electrical energy processing. Covers switching converter principles for dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac power conversion. Other topics include harmonics, pulse-width modulation, feedback control, magnetic components and power semiconductors.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3120 and (EE 3130(C) or EE 3131)

EE 4295 - Introduction to Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid electric drive vehicle analysis will be developed and applied to examine the operation, integration, and design of powertrain components. Model based simulation and design is applied to determine vehicle performance measures in comparison to vehicle technical specifications. Power flows, losses, energy usage, and drive quality are examined over drive-cycles via application of these tools.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2200 or ENG 3200 or MEEM 2201

EE 5220 - Transient Analysis Methods

A study of transient behaviors and their analysis and prediction. Addresses analytical methods and their numerical implementation, switching and lightning surges, short circuits, and non-linear effects. Includes computer simulations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4222

EE 5221 - Advanced Electric Machinery and Drives

Advanced electromechanics of rotating and linear machines. Topics include dynamic analysis of machines, reference frame transformations, reduced order models, models of mechanical loads, power electric drives for motors, and digital simulation of machines and electric drive systems. Applications discussed will include renewable energy and electric propulsion systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

EE 5223 - Power System Protection

Real-time monitoring and protection of modern power systems. Secure and reliable operation of radial and grid systems. Protection of transmission lines, buses, generators, motors, transformers, and other equipment against disturbances.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year

EE 5227 - Advanced Power Electronics

Advanced topics of circuits for electrical energy processing. Covers switching converter principles for dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac power conversion. Other topics include harmonics, pulse-width modulation, classical feedback control, nonlinear control, magnetic components, power semiconductors, and digital simulation.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4227

EE 5230 - Power System Operations

Study of advanced engineering and economic algorithms and analysis techniques for the planning, operation, and control of the electric power system from generation through transmission to distribution.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

EE 5240 - Computer Modeling of Power Systems

Topics include modeling and computer methods applied to electrical power systems, matrix formulations, network topology and sparse matrix data structures, loadflow, short- circuit and stability formulations, constrained optimization methods for loadflow and state estimation, and time-domain simulation methods for transient analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5200

EE 5250 - Distribution Engineering

Modeling and analysis of electrical distribution systems; load characteristics, load modeling, unbalanced three-phase overhead and underground line models, and distribution transformers. Analysis of primary system design, applications for capacitors, voltage drop, power loss, distribution system protection, and introduction to advanced distribution automation.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4221

EE 5260 - Wind Power

Wind turbines are the fastest growing segment of the generator mix being added to power systems today. There is a growing need to understand the many issues caused by these additions. This course covers the theoretical background, regulations, integration experience, and modeling.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

EE 5290 - Selected Topics in Power Systems 1

Selected topics of current interest.

  • Credits: variable to 4.0; May be repeated
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

EE 5490 - Solar Photovoltaic Science and Engineering

Solar photovoltaic materials, the device physics of photovoltaic cells and practical applications of solar electric systems engineering.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

EE 5295 - Advanced Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicles

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) will be studied and simulated using advanced powertrain component analysis and modeling. An in-depth analysis and study of power flows, losses, and energy usage are examined for isolated powertrain components and HEV configurations. Simulation tools will be developed and applied to specify powertrain and vehicle components and to develop control and calibration for a constrained optimization to vehicle technical specifications.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4295 or EE 4295

EE 6210 - Power System Dynamics and Stability

A study of the dynamic behavior of power systems. A review of synchronous machine modeling, system dynamic equations, and method of analysis. Examines overall system behavior via small signal and transient stability and energy functions. Also studies voltage stability and non-linear effects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5200

Certificate in Automotive Systems and Controls

This is a 15 credit program that certifies that a student has taken graduate courses covering topics in controls, systems engineering, and systems integration. All courses are offered on-line. Students taking this certificate must have a degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.

Certificate in Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems

Students completing this certificate will demonstrate competencies in the hierarchical design, control, and integration of technologies into cyber-physical components and systems including modern networked and autonomous mobile systems for land, air, and water. Students taking this certificate must have a degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.

Available Online Courses