Power System Protection and Relaying

This academic certificate is offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This certificate provides engineers with a concentrated focus on power system protection and relaying. The courses are designed to provide both a practical and a theoretical background to help engineers design and apply protective relaying schemes.

Certificate Coordinator: Brian Johnson, Ph.D., P.E.

All students must contact the certificate coordinator to discuss background qualifications prior to starting the certificate. The certificate coordinator is a faculty member who will advise you before you declare for the certificate and while you are taking courses. 

Course Selection

This academic certificate consists of 12 credits selected from the courses listed below and approved by the certificate coordinator.

Required Courses (9 credits)
ECE 523
Symmetrical Components
ECE 525
Power System Protection and Relaying
ECE 526 Protection of Power Systems II  3 
Electives (3 credits)
ECE 422 Power Systems Analysis   3 
ECE 452
Communication Systems
ECE 476
Digital Filtering
ECE 504
Special Topics (as approved by the certificate coordinator)
ECE 524 Transients in Power Systems

Refer to the University of Idaho General Catalog for course descriptions and prerequisite requirements. View a list of the EO-delivered courses that are currently being offered.