What People Are Saying About Us

Adam Nogiec, Unison Energy, LLC

“UCONN’s School of Engineering Professional Education Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering has been the perfect way to supplement my electrical engineering knowledge."

UConn School of Engineering, Adam Nogiec"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 School 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.”

Kevin O'Neill, P.E., Vice President, Siefert Associates, LLC

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Bridge Engineering Certificate course here at UCONN."

UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificates, Kevin O'Neill"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.”

Trisha Landstrom, General Dynamic Electric Boat

“UConn has done an excellent job understanding the needs of not only the working professional student, but also the employers of those students with the development of the PE program. The PE program allowed me to balance school, a full time job, and my family life by offering flexible class times and locations as well as offering vigorous classes while still understanding the other various demands of my time."

Engineering Certificate Graduate: Trish Landstrom"As a graduate of the PE program with a Master of Engineering degree in Engineering, General Engineering concentration, I have gained not only a technical edge, but a managerial edge in the workplace with the incorporation of the Project Management class into the PE program. UConn’s PE program was a rewarding experience and has allowed me to achieve my professional goals.”