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 and in just two to three semesters.


This Power Conversion and Control certificate is a new program, 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 senior, 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, after completion of the capstone certificate, if you decide to continue your study 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.


What you Learn

  • Apply concepts of the latest innovations in power electronics, electric machines, electric drives, and automatic controls
  • Articulate the key performance objectives of a controlled electric drive system
  • Analyze the performance metrics of an electric machine-driven or power-driven system
  • Complete the preliminary designs of automatic controlled systems using power electronic circuits

Where & How you learn


  • Online


  • Attend two to 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

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All applicants must:

  • Have a B.S. in Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution, or an undergraduate major in a similar field with equivalent evidence of a suitable academic background
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 overall or on last 60 credits
  • All applicants are advised to determine whether this program meets requirements for licensure in the state where they live. See the National Society of Professional Engineers website for contact information for state licensing boards.

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