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Master the Science and Business Behind Clean Wind Energy
As the global wind industry grows, so too does the need for professionals with advanced specialized training in wind energy systems. This program can provide you with an advanced understanding of wind turbines, modeling wind farm performance, and managing the complexities of siting, permitting, and logistics.
If you have a bachelor's degree in renewable energy and sustainability systems or a related field of study, this program is an excellent way to continue your education. A background in incompressible fluid mechanics, structural statics, and dynamics is suggested for students interested in this degree option.
Why an Online Degree from Penn State?
The intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS) Wind Energy option, available online through Penn State World Campus, draws upon a strong partnership between four colleges and eight academic departments from within the University, and offers the opportunity to benefit from the expertise and unique perspectives of faculty with diverse backgrounds in renewable energy.
Your RESS Wind Energy Curriculum
Along with following a core curriculum focused on renewable energy and sustainability, you will refine your studies even further by taking more technically specialized courses specific to wind energy, learning about wind farm development and gaining technical depth in wind turbine siting and technology.
You will take 11 credits of core program courses and 9 credits in the wind energy option. In consultation with your program adviser, you will select an additional 9 credits from an array of electives offered in conjunction with other program options, including bioenergy, solar energy, and sustainability management and policy. You will then complete your studies with the 3-credit capstone experience.
Career Opportunities for Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Graduates
This program can benefit you if you are already in the wind energy industry and looking to further excel at your current position, or if you want to better define yourself in this growing industry.
A Master's in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems can prepare you to make an impact in the industry by serving in professional roles, including wind energy project manager, wind research analyst, process engineer, wind developer, and director of environmental permitting.
Information for Military and Veterans
Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military website for additional information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, or application instructions.
- Wind Energy (Graduate Certificate)
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Base Program (Master of Professional Studies)
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Bioenergy Option (Master of Professional Studies)
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Solar Energy Option (Master of Professional Studies)
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Sustainability Management and Policy Option (Master of Professional Studies)