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electrical engineer
Postbaccalaureate Certificate in
Electrical Engineering

Courses

Penn State's 9-credit online electrical engineering postbaccalaureate program offers a broad range of courses to help you expand your knowledge base or focus on a specific interest. All courses in this self-paced program are delivered asynchronously, meaning you are not required to log in at a particular time, but must meet weekly deadlines. You can complete your graduate certificate online on a part-time basis.

Required Courses (select 9 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Provides detailed performance analysis of communications systems first studied in introductory communications courses such as EE 360 or EE 461.

  • 3
    credits

    The major topics covered in this course include Signals and Systems representations, classifications, and analysis using; Difference and Differential Equations, Laplace Transform, Z-Transform, Fourier series, Fourier Transform, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), Discrete-Time Fourier Transform (DTFT) and Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT).

  • 3
    credits

    Fundamentals, power transformers, transmission lines, power flow, fault calculations, power system controls.

  • 3
    credits

    Electromagnetic field theory fundamentals with application to transmission lines, waveguides, cavities, antennas, radar, and radio propagation.

  • 3
    credits

    Parametric modeling, spectral estimation, efficient transforms and convolution algorithms, multirate processing, and selected applications involving non-linear and time-variant filters.

  • 3
    credits

    Review of probability theory and random variables; mathematical description of random signals; linear system response; Wiener, Kalman, and other filtering.

    • Prerequisite

      EE 350, STAT 418

  • 3
    credits

    Continuous and discrete-time linear control systems; state variable models; analytical design for deterministic and random inputs; time-varying systems and stability.

  • 3
    credits

    Variational methods in control system design; classical calculus of variations, dynamic programming, maximum principle; optimal digital control systems; state estimation.

    • Prerequisite

      EE 580

  • 3
    credits

    Steady-state and dynamic model of synchronous machines, excitation systems, unit commitment, control of generation, optimal power flow.

    • Prerequisite

      EE 488

  • 3
    credits

    Covers the application of advanced power electronics in power apparatus.

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