Wind Energy Minor
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.
|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|