The graduate certificate in Wind Energy is designed to provide technical depth in wind-turbine technology and the science of siting turbines. The program is offered by the Department of Aerospace Engineering and is available via enrollment at University Park as well as Penn State’s World Campus.
Effective Semester: Spring 2019
Expiration Semester: Spring 2024
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
In addition, a background in incompressible fluid mechanics, statics, and dynamics is strongly encouraged.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
To be awarded the Certificate in Wind Energy, students must successfully complete 9 graduate credits with a grade of "C" or better in three required courses. Courses taken in the certificate program may be applied toward the Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (RESS) if the student has earned a B- or
better in each course, subject to restrictions outlined in GCAC-309 Transfer Credit. Certificate students who wish to have certificate courses applied towards the M.P.S. in RESS must apply and be admitted to that degree program. Admission to the RESS graduate degree program is a separate step and is not guaranteed.
|AERSP 583||Wind Turbine Aerodynamics||3|
|AERSP 880||Wind Turbine Systems||3|
|AERSP 886||Engineering of Wind Project Development||3|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.
|Graduate Program Head||Susan W Stewart|
Noelle Fetzer Capparelle