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Wind Energy Minor

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America’s energy-independent future will require a diverse energy production portfolio, and wind power can play a major part. The Department of Energy’s vision for 2030 involves twenty percent of our electricity needs being met by wind power. This new power will fuel more than high-paying jobs. It will provide incremental power production and provide needed tax revenue to rural communities and school districts. When combined with other forms of energy, wind power expands our nation’s energy independence and extends Texas’ global energy leadership.

Meeting the Challenge

Significant challenges lie ahead if we are going to integrate that much wind energy into the existing power grid. The innovation necessary will come from talented students and engineers with a passion for powering the world. That’s why Texas Tech University’s University College is offering an undergraduate minor and certificate in wind energy. These programs are designed to give students a background in this growing field so that they can become a valuable member of an important, growing community dedicated to building a cleaner future.

Requirements

Undergraduate Minor
Required Courses
WE1300 Introduction to Wind Energy 3 hrs
WE3300 Wind Energy Science & Technology I 3 hrs
WE3301/3100 Wind Energy Science & Technology II and Lab 4 hrs
Select 9 hrs from the following
WE2300 Social Impacts of Wind Energy 3 hrs
WE3315 Renewable Energy and the Environment 3 hrs
WE4300 Wind Energy Grid Integration 3 hrs
WE4310 Wind Modeling and Design 3 hrs
WE4320 Independent Study in Wind Energy 3 hrs
ME4360 Sustainable Energy 3 hrs
Total: 19 hrs
Undergraduate Certificate
Required Courses
WE1300 Introduction to Wind Energy 3 hrs
WE3300 Wind Energy Science & Technology I 3 hrs
WE3301/3100 Wind Energy Science & Technology II and Lab 4 hrs
Total: 10 hrs