Power Conversion & Control

In just two to three semesters, build your engineering skills—or take your first step toward a master’s degree—with an online certificate in Power Conversion and Control from UW–Madison.


Is this program right for you?

Your engineering undergraduate degree gave you the experience to start your career. But now you are ready for more. More technical knowledge of power electronics, drives, and controls. More specialized expertise. More employment opportunities. A UW–Madison Capstone Certificate in Power Conversion and Control gives you all of that—online—in just two to three semesters.

The Power Conversion and Control certificate was created in response to the needs identified by more than 80 corporate sponsors of our renowned Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC). Our curriculum directly addresses the learning goals of practicing engineers and offers you the ability to study with highly respected faculty.

You’ll develop in-depth technical skills and the ability to apply what you’ve learned. You’ll also study and network with peers from leading engineering employers. And if you decide to continue your study after completing the capstone certificate, you can apply for admission into the online MS-Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) degree program.

Where do you want your engineering career to go? Whether your path leads to another degree, or a better opportunity, the certificate in Power Conversion and Controls will get you there quickly.

Is this program right for you?

Your engineering undergraduate degree gave you the experience to start your career. But now you are ready for more. More technical knowledge of power electronics, drives, and controls. More specialized expertise. More employment opportunities. A UW–Madison Capstone Certificate in Power Conversion and Control gives you all of that—online—in just two to three semesters.

The Power Conversion and Control certificate was created in response to the needs identified by more than 80 corporate sponsors of our renowned Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC). Our curriculum directly addresses the learning goals of practicing engineers and offers you the ability to study with highly respected faculty.

You’ll develop in-depth technical skills and the ability to apply what you’ve learned. You’ll also study and network with peers from leading engineering employers. And if you decide to continue your study after completing the capstone certificate, you can apply for admission into the online MS-Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) degree program.

Where do you want your engineering career to go? Whether your path leads to another degree, or a better opportunity, the certificate in Power Conversion and Controls will get you there quickly.

Admissions requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or the equivalent.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits of degree.
  • Submit evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable. The required proficiency scores are: TOEFL IBT 92, PBT 580; or IELTS 7.0.

Application materials required:

  • Online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Phone Interview

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Program highlights

  • Our Capstone Certificate in Power Conversion and Control is quick: You complete your certificate in two or three semesters.
  • You graduate with the skills employers demand. The program was created in response to the needs identified by more than 80 corporate sponsors of our renowned WEMPEC, so you gain the knowledge to succeed in your career.
  • Our online curriculum allows you to advance your education without affecting your full-time job.

How you'll learn

  • Online curriculum, with one required three-week summer lab on the UW–Madison campus.
  • Attend two or three consecutive terms to build specialized knowledge of power controls.
  • Learn from distinguished faculty at the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC), a UW–Madison technology-focused center that works with leading electronic engineering employers.

Sample curriculum

  • Introduction to Electric Drive Systems
  • Power Electronics Circuits
  • Automatic Controls

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