“UConn’s College of Engineering Professional Education Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering has been the perfect way to supplement my electrical engineering knowledge."
I have been a Husky for a long time, earning both my undergraduate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at UConn. After 15 years working in the clean energy industry (fuel cells and combined heat & power), I had a lot of on the job experience with electrical power equipment but was lacking the theoretical background to fully understand how they worked. UConn’s College of Engineering Professional Education Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering has been the perfect way to supplement my electrical engineering knowledge. The power engineering course work is focused on exactly the topics I’m interested in without the additional workload of a full-time master’s program. Working full-time and studying can lead to a hectic schedule, but the program is really convenient. Taking advantage of distance learning technology allows me to effectively manage my time. The professors understand that students in the certificate program might not come with the typical bachelor’s of electrical engineering degree and have been great at providing additional resources to help me learn the fundamentals necessary to excel in the program. I highly recommend this program to any engineers in the distributed generation industry seeking to further their understanding of power engineering.”
“I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Bridge Engineering Certificate course here at UCONN."
"As a professional engineer with over 25 years experience in the heavy construction industry with a specialty of engineered lift planning for major bridge erection and demolition operations, I now have the opportunity to enhance my knowledge of many aspects of the AASHTO design requirements. Construction engineering is my true passion and with these acquired skills in permanent design and analysis I will be in a position to enhance our firm's reach into the design-build process of bridge construction that is greatly influencing the industry today.”