Courses in the 9-credit wind energy graduate certificate can help you prepare to lead wind energy development projects by addressing such topics as:

  • the interconnected design elements of a modern horizontal axis wind turbine and how their design relates to site-specific implementation
  • aerodynamic theory and computational methods used for the design of state-of-the-art wind turbines
  • the use of design and analysis software common across the industry
  • optimization of a wind project site from performance, logistics, financial, and environmental perspectives

You can earn the Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy by successfully completing three online courses.

Course List - Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy

Required Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Wind Turbine Systems AERSP 583

Analysis of wind turbine performance, aeroacoustics, and loads; turbine selection for site-specific application.

3 credits
Wind Turbine Systems AERSP 880 Wind turbine technology and the critical elements of turbine system design. 3 credits
Engineering of Wind Project Development AERSP 886

An overview of the wind project development process and technical considerations for onshore and offshore applications.

3 credits