Texas Tech University

Wind Energy Graduate Credential Program: Case Studies with DNV GL


About the Program:

TTU's National Wind Institute (NWI) is proudly collaborating with industry leader, DNV- GL, to provide an on-line and in-class credential that includes foundational course work along with DNV-GL provided case-studies focused on up-to-date issues in the wind power field.

DNV-GL is a global certification and technical assurance company with 30 years of experience in the wind industry.

This program is for wind energy professionals or those interested in the renewable electric power industry, and allows students to receive a TTU Credential in Wind Energy (co-branded with DNV-GL) after completing just two Wind Energy classes.

Using a combination of in-class and online formats, this credentialing program will enable global access to cutting edge instruction based on real-life case studies from DNV-GL. There are two tracks, both of which may be completed by taking courses as resident students or as distance-education students:

  • Technical Track - designed for professionals working in the technical aspects of the industry such as engineering, manufacturing, design or power.
  • Managerial Track - designed for professionals working in wind farm development, economics or in managerial or supervisory positions.

Instructor Biographies:

Classes will be led by TTU-NWI Wind Energy faculty and DNV-GL experts who will draw from the company's 30 years of experience in the wind industry:

Texas Tech University:




  • There are two required courses for each track:

Managerial Track:

  • WE 5310 - Advanced Managerial Wind Energy I
  • WE 5311 - Advanced Managerial Wind Energy II

Technical Track:

  • WE 5300 - Advanced Technical Wind Energy I
  • WE 5301 - Advanced Technical Wind Energy II

Admission Requirements:

1. Successful completion of Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
NOTE: Undergraduate students within 12 hours of graduation and with at least a "B" average may apply for the course with permission from the Dean and from their academic advisor.

    Official TTU-DNV-GL application form (See here for form)

2. Certificate Program Application form submission (See here for form)

3. Admission to the TTU Graduate School (See here for Graduate School)

All THREE steps are required before the process can formally begin.

Financial Aid Information:

  • For general cost and financial requirements, see here.
  • For more specific financial information about the program, see here.

Final Step and Questions:

Email Dr. Andrew Swift, Graduate Advisor for the National Wind Institute, TTU, to enroll after admission requirements are completed or for any further questions.