There is a growing need for professionals with an advanced education that considers the wind turbine as a system, including the influence of wind resource and external factors that impact wind energy project development.
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
Course List - Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy
You can earn the Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy by successfully completing three online courses.
If you are subsequently granted admission to the Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS) degree program, you may apply these 9 credits toward the Wind Energy option within the iMPS-RESS degree. Please note that a grade of B- or higher must be received in each certificate course for the credits to count toward the iMPS-RESS degree option.
|Wind Turbine Aerodynamics||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|
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.