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Grad Advising

Current grad advisor for Power/Energy students:

Ian Hiskens

Fall 2020
Prof. Ian Hiskens
hiskens@umich.edu

Al-Thaddeus Avestruz

Winter 2021
Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz
avestruz@umich.edu

Before you meet with the grad advisor, fill out your plan of study. Bring it with you to the meeting.

You are not required to have your plan of study signed by an advisor until you are ready to graduate, but it is a good idea to do this at the beginning of each semester.

Information for New Masters Students

  • Before you start selecting courses, read the Graduate Manual.
  • Most students take three classes (9-12 credits) in the fall term.
  • You must take at least one 500-level power/energy course to be a power/energy major. To learn which courses count/don’t count towards your power/energy major and which courses count as cognates, meet with the grad advisor.
  • If you are interested in controls, you should take EECS 560 in the fall term. It is a prerequisite for essentially all graduate control courses. See Controls Courses at the University of Michigan.

Information for New Ph.D. Students

  • Before you start selecting courses, read the Graduate Manual.
  • Your research advisor will guide you on which classes to take. You can also meet with the grad advisor.