Electrical Engineering

Power Electronics Graduate Certificate

Why Choose Power Electronics?

Rapid developments of power semiconductors devices, such as silicon-carbide (SiC) and gallium-nitride (GaN) power transistors, IGBTs, and diodes, are contributing to a fast growth of worldwide applications of power electronics. Efficient high-frequency DC-DC, AC-DC and AC-AC power converters are in a large demand in electric cars, computers, aircraft, space, biomedical instruments, and renewable energy sources. DC-DC power converters use passive and semiconductor devices to convert a voltage provided a DC source to a voltage required by a load. The source can be a solar panel, fuel cell, battery, or a DC buss voltage fed by a rectified AC utility line voltage.

You will study various converter topologies in Wright State's power electronics sequence. The power electronics certificate program will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging technologies in the analysis, design, simulation, control, and testing of power electronic circuits and systems. You will study power semiconductor and passive components, topologies of power converters converter stages, applied control techniques, high-frequency magnetic devices, and RF power amplifiers in this program.

You will gain the fundamental theoretical concepts and practical know-how necessary to understand and develop various power electronic circuits and systems. 

Academics and Curriculum

View the Power Electronics Graduate Certificate program requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Electrical engineering course descriptions


Students must meet the modified M.S.-EE admissions requirements as follows:

  1. A B.S. in electrical or computer engineering or a related field
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0

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