Graduate Certificate Program in Electric Energy Systems

Offered By:

College of Engineering/Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University.


Need for the Program

Electric Energy Systems in recent times has started to develop a cross-disciplinary aspect due to the developments and investments in the area of renewables and smart electric grid. This trend is only likely to intensify over the years. Thus, in addition to the engineers already working in the area of electric energy systems, engineers from other areas in electrical and computer engineering may feel the need to develop core knowledge in the area of Electric Energy Systems. This program provides such opportunity. Undergraduate students from all universities across the United States can also avail themselves of this option soon after getting their degree.


Why Certificate Program?

• Takes less time

• Is offered online

• Can be extended to a Graduate Degree Program if so desired


Our Expertise:

The Electric Utility Management Program (EUMP), within the Klipsch School of ECE, has been providing quality education to graduate students since 1968. It is one of the oldest utility sponsored Power programs in the US. We have been offering our graduate courses online for quite some time to the employees of our sponsoring companies successfully. We have three full-time faculty members in this area.


Academic Content

A 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA in four courses as described below will be required for award of this certificate.


Required Courses: (6 cr)

EE 542 Power Systems II

EE 543 Power Systems III


Electives (6 credits out of the following courses)

EE 531 Power System Network Modeling and Analysis

EE 534 Power System Relaying

EE 544 Distribution Systems

EE 532 Dynamics of Power System

EE 533 Power System Operation

EE 537 Power Electronics



An undergraduate degree in electrical engineering with a GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines will be considered, provided they have completed two undergraduate courses or their equivalents – Math 192G: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, and EE 280: DC and AC circuits. This program is only open to US citizens and permanent residents working in the United States.

Contact the Registrar’s office at 575-646-3411 for admission.


Transfer Credits

Students enrolled in certificate programs cannot transfer credits from another institution towards the completion of this certificate program. However, they can transfer credits taken in a certificate program of NMSU (Grade B- or higher) into a graduate degree program of the Klipsch School of ECE, provided the course logically fits into the student’s program of study, as determined by the graduate advisor. The time limit on course transfer is 5 years after completion of the certificate.


Faculty Coordinator / Contact

Dr. Sukumar Brahma, Associate Director of the Electric Utility Management Program and Assistant Professor of the Klipsch School of ECE,, (575) 646-7117.


Core Faculty Supporting the Certificate Programs

• Dr. Satish Ranade, Professor, Director of EUMP

• Dr. Sukumar Brahma, Assistant Professor, Associate Director of EUMP

• Dr. Wenxin Liu, Assistant Professor.