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Energy Systems Innovation Center

Electrical Power Engineering PSM

Schedule, Courses, and Textbooks

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Summer 2021

Scheduled Courses (EM Only)

E M 501 Management of Organizations – Squires
E M 564 Project Management – Gray

Fall 2021

Scheduled Courses

EE 491 Performance of Power Systems – Venkatasubramanian
EE 492 Renewable Energy Resources – Guerrero
EE 526 High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines – Olsen
EE 536 Power Systems Economics and Electricity Markets – Srivastava
EM 508 Legal Concepts for Engineering and Technical Professionals – Crick
EM 564 Project Management – Gray
EM 522 Leadership, Supervision, and Management – Bachman
EM 575 Managing Innovation: Strategy and Performance – Squires

Long Term Schedule

Fall (even years)Spring (odd years)Fall (odd years)Spring (even years)
EE 491EE 521EE 491EE 521
EE 526EE 485EE 526EE 485
EE 536EE 522EE 536EE 492 (Inaugural offering Fall 2021)
EE 486EE 493 (Special offering in Spring 2022)

Course Catalog Descriptions

(Note:  Unless noted, all prerequisites for these courses are a first course in electric power engineering such as the WSU EE 361 – see FAQ on prerequisites for more information)


EE 485 Electric Energy Distribution Systems (3 credits) Fundamentals of distribution systems engineering, distribution system modeling and analysis, distribution load flow analysis, voltage regulation, recent advances in distribution automation.


EE 486 Power Electronics (3 credits) Analysis and modeling of power electronics-based converters, steady state operation, converter topologies, non-ideal effects; power supplies; applications.


EE 491 Performance of Power Systems (3 credits) Static and dynamic behavior of power systems, powerflow, and economic considerations.


EE 493  Protection of Power Systems I (3 credits) Analysis and equipment fundamentals of power system protection; symmetrical components, fault calculations; fuses; and relays including burden calculations


EE 521  Analysis of Power Systems (3 credits) Prerequisite EE 491 Concepts and practices of modern power engineering, including steady-state and dynamic analysis, economics and control design.


EE 522 High Voltage Engineering (3 credits) High voltage engineering concepts and techniques that facilitate design, research, and development of modern electric power apparatus and interconnected components.


EE 526 High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines (3 credits) Electrical analysis, performance, and design of high voltage transmission lines; power capacity, electromagnetic environment, electromagnetic compatibility, measurements, grounding.


EE 536 Power Systems Economics and Electricity Markets (3 credits) Economic dispatch and optimal power flow; electricity market; short-term load forecasting; electricity price forecasting; price-based unit commitment; arbitrage in electricity markets; market power analysis


Instructors for each course:

EE 485 – Dubey

EE 486 – TBD

EE 491 – Venkatasubramanian

EE 493 – Lotfifard

EE 521 – Bose

EE 522 – Pedrow

EE 526 – Olsen

EE 536 – Srivastava



  1. Technical courses that fulfill the requirements of the degree are taught once per year. Elective courses are taught at least once every two years
  2. The offering of specific course in a given semester is subject to minimum enrollment constraints.
  3. Unless permission is granted, EE 701 (internship) is taken in the last semester of the program. It may be taken in the summer, but this is not recommended due to the faculty/mentor availability and the shorter time available to complete the project.


Descriptions and Schedules for Engineering and Technology Management courses can be found at