A Multi-University Consortium in Wind Energy Education
Wind-U is a multi-university collaborative graduate certificate program funded by the National Science Foundation to address current needs in one of the fastest growing employment sectors in North America – the wind energy industry.
Wind-U combines the expertise of renowned wind energy scientists, specialists, and academics to offer a unique graduate-level program for wind energy engineers, developers, and professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of all facets of the wind energy industry including turbine design and engineering, project development, energy policy, finance, and repower.
Fall 2023 Course Offerings:
|Course Number:||Name:||Description:||Teaching University:|
|WE 5300||Advanced Technical Wind Energy I||A multidisciplinary course for students with a physical science/engineering background wishing to pursue a technical approach to wind energy.||TTU - Dr. Manohar Chamana|
|WE 5310||Wind Energy Law, Policy, and Regulation||Develops an understanding of the financial and economic principles affecting commercial wind project development from greenfield to decommissioning or repower—to include the basics of energy markets and how electricity is bought and sold.||TTU - Jeff Allen, J.D.|
|WE 5332||Special Topics: Advanced Power Systems||Topics to be covered in this course are overview of the electric power system including case studies, mathematical calculations, and simulations of transmission line models; power flow; transformers; faults; system protection; and the stability of power transmission systems.||NAU - Dr. Yaramasu|
Spring 2024 Course Offerings:
|Course Number:||Name:||Teaching University:|
|WE 5301||Advanced Technical Wind Energy II||TTU|
|WE 5310||Wind Energy Economics & Policy||TTU|
Benefits of Wind-U
- A choice between technical and managerial tracks for students
- Guest webinars by wind industry professionals at the top of their fields
- Opportunity to learn from educational experts from other top universities
- Access to the latest information in the industry
- Improved job opportunities
- Access to a wider variety of wind energy educational topics
Take a class or earn a Wind Energy Certificate at TTU
Furthering your wind energy education through Wind-U means you can be a TTU student and take one of several TTU-taught classes or take a class through one of our partner universities:
How to Enroll
If you are currently a student from a consortium school, then reach out to your university's Wind-U campus coordinator for enrollment:
Texas Tech University
Northern Arizona University
If you are not currently a student at one of the Wind-U consortium schools, then you will need to apply to be either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student in order to enroll. If you have any questions about that process, please contact our Wind Energy Graduate Advisor, Dr. Manohar Chamana.
Each 3 hour Wind-U class taken at TTU costs $1830 no matter what university is teaching the class. The Wind-U consortium utilizes a common cost structure so that Wind-U students pay the same class cost regardless of their in-state or out-of-state status.