The Modern Energy and Power Systems graduate certificate is designed to provide students with a familiarity of drive systems for electric machinery using power electronics converters. Topics include fundamental mechanics and load characteristics, basic understandings of power electronics converters, magnetic circuits, DC and AC machines and fundamental control algorithms. Students learn complex power; per-unit quantities; modeling of generators, transformers and transmission lines; power flow problem; economic dispatch; faults and sequence networks; and an introduction to power system protection and dynamics.
Students may take these courses as a nondegree student or by being enrolled at the University of Colorado Denver. Courses can also be used to partially fulfill requirements for a master's degree in electrical engineering or other eligible graduate programs. The certificate is designed for professionals in industry, academia and government.
The certificate requires successful completion of four courses, outlined below, with a grade of B- or better.
Two of the following courses (6 credit hours)