IEEE members can receive a 10 percent discount on 17 power engineering courses offered by Siemens Power Academy TD-USA. The academy, a partner of the IEEE Education Partnership Program, is the training provider for Siemens Energy, in Schenectady, N.Y.
The courses are aimed at power systems planners and electrical and mechanical engineers who want to learn about power, transmission planning, and power substations. The curricula focus on two key fields: power distribution engineering, which includes substation design and protection; and reliability planning and power transmission engineering, which cover electromagnetic characteristics, transmission planning, transmission line design, and transformer diagnostics.
The postgraduate-level classroom courses are held at six U.S. Siemens offices in Denver; Houston; Jackson, Miss.; Minnetonka, Minn.; San Jose, Calif.; and Schenectady.
Tuition ranges from US $715 to $2695 per course, which lasts from one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half-days. Students receive a certificate of completion and continuing education units.
To ensure a place, students should register at least 30 days in advance of the class. Classes are held year round. Those who complete three electives and five courses in a specific discipline such as distribution, power engineering, transmission, or the PSSE simulation software used for analyzing power system research, can earn an advanced certificate.