Electrical Engineering (Power Systems)

The Power to Engineer Your Future

Develop the abilities and leadership qualities to be a 21st century engineering leader with a Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from the University of California, Riverside.

The online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) is a thorough exploration of the technology, systems and processes that power our world. Coursework explores high-level topics such as smart grid technology, power semiconductor devices, and robotic and industrial automation systems.

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Graduate in as few as 13 months

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No residency requirement

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Choose one of six specializations

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Why a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (POWER SYSTEMS)?

A Master of Science in Engineering is more than an upgrade to your education — it’s an investment in your future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electrical engineers earn a median salary of almost $90,000, with a high-range salary of more than $135,000. Electrical engineers (power systems) can find employment in a variety of industries, including:

  • Electric power and manufacturing of machinery
  • Navigation systems
  • Communication systems
  • Electromedical instruments and semiconductors








The BLS reports that there are more than 324,000 electrical engineers employed in the U.S., with more than 21,000 new jobs
projected to be created between 2016 and 2026.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Who Should Choose a Master’s in Electrical Engineering (POWER SYstems)?

Master’s programs in electrical engineering and power systems are designed to help you succeed in management roles and increase your earning potential. The UCR online Master of Science in Engineering provides technical knowledge and leadership strategy that can help you make fast, significant strides in your career.

The online format gives you the freedom to satisfy your professional obligations while you earn your degree in as few as 13 months. Your employer may even cover some or all of the cost of your advanced education.

Whether you’re an electrical engineer or an engineer in another discipline who’s looking for a change, our online master’s in electrical engineering can help you become a cross-functional engineering leader with interdisciplinary management abilities.

If you have experience in the field or an undergraduate degree in engineering, regardless of emphasis, we invite you to learn more about the program.



The University of California, Riverside has been recognized by a number of academic publications for a variety of different programs and attributes. In its most recent graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report counted UC Riverside among the top 20 percent of Best Global Universities for Engineering in the nation.

The University of California, Riverside is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Regional accreditation assures students that UC Riverside meets the highest standards in terms of learning opportunities and a commitment to self-improvement.

For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named University of California, Riverside the top 3 in the nation for social mobility, an honor that reflects our longstanding commitment to cultural, professional and geographical diversity.

More about UCR’s Electrical Engineering (Power systems) Program

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