Online Course for Non-Engineers


Class starts July 7th, so register now to secure your spot, or register for the non-credit version of the course.


Register now for UMass Amherst's online wind energy course Engineering of Offshore Wind Energy Development for Non-Engineers.  This course draws on the experiences of professors James Manwell and Jon McGowan -- authors of the authoritative engineering textbook Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application. The course has been specifically designed for non-engineering students who want to learn about the field of offshore wind energy.

The course will cover:

  • Current offshore projects
  • Leasing process
  • Offshore wind resource evaluation
  • External Conditions
  • Siting considerations
  • Turbine components
  • Design considerations
  • Wind farms
  • Transmission
  • Aerodynamics
  • Dynamics
  • Controls
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Grid Integration
  • Decommissioning

Class starts July 7th, so register now to secure your spot, or register for the non-credit version of the course.