Description: Modern energy access is transforming new delivery systems and traditional utilities to meet electrification and emissions goals. Smart grid technologies, Internet of Things, renewable sources, and off-grid systems are transforming what is possible. These courses equip students with the skills to shape this evolving infrastructure.

Faculty contacts: Barry Rawn, Sarath Tennakoon

Concentration requirements

 


Core
(12-24 units)

New Systems
(12-24 units)

Network Intelligence
(12-24 units)

018-882 (12) Power Electronics

18-883 (6) Energy Project Development

18-883 (6) Electric Power System Basics

18-883 (12) Analysis of Electric Machines and Converters

19-625 (12) Sustainable Energy for the Developing
18-685 (12) Flexible Energy Systems

18-883 (6) Off-Grid Electricity Systems

18-883 (6) Photovoltaic Systems

18-883 (6) Small Hydro Systems

18-883 (6) Power System Operations

18-883 (6) Power System Expansion
04-641 (12) Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Computer Networks

04-800 (12) Advanced Databases

04-801 (6) Internet of Things

18-858 (6) Wireless Systems Lab

18-883 (6) Applied Smart Grid Telecoms

18-883 (6) Smart Grid Enterprise Architecture
Course Course Name Location Units Semester Offered
19-625-R Sustainable Energy for the Developing World Pittsburgh 12 Spring
04-641 Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Computer Networks Africa 12 Fall
18-858-R1 Wireless Systems Lab Africa 6 Fall

Core

(12 - 24 units)

Course Course Name Location Units Semester Offered
18-681-RW Power Electronics Africa 12 Fall
18-883-L1 Energy Project Development Africa 6 Fall
18-883-L4 Integrated Energy Systems Africa 6 Spring
19-625-R Sustainable Energy for the Developing World Pittsburgh 12 Spring

New Systems

(12 - 24 units)

Course Course Name Location Units Semester Offered
18-883-M3 Off-Grid Electricity Systems Africa 6 Spring
18-883-L2 Photovoltaic Systems Engineering Africa 6 Fall
18-883-R3 Small Hydro Electric Systems Africa 6 Spring
18-883-K3 Power Systems Operations Africa 6 Spring
18-883-K4 Power Systems Expansion Africa 6 Spring

Networked Intelligence

(12 - 24 units)

Course Course Name Location Units Semester Offered
04-641 Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Computer Networks Africa 12 Fall
04-800-H Advanced Database Systems Africa 12 Fall
04-800-N Internet of Things Africa 12 Fall
18-858-R1 Wireless Systems Lab Africa 6 Fall
18-883-M1 Applied Smart Grid Telecoms Africa 6 Fall

Concentration Declaration Process

For Existing Students: Concentrations are documented via the Concentration Declaration Form.