The Certificate in Wind Energy requires 18 s.h. of credit. The certificate program is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to all individuals who are not enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.

Work for the certificate focuses on energy, environment, and information science and includes core courses and electives. Mechanical engineering students may use the certificate as a tailored engineering focus area by adding an approved math/science elective.

Several certificate courses have prerequisites; students must complete all of a course's prerequisites before they may register for the course. Prerequisites do not count toward the 18 s.h. required for the certificate. Prerequisites for certificate courses are listed on the Certificate in Wind Energy website.

College of Engineering students earning the certificate are advised by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students are advised by the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences. Students interested in completing the Certificate in Wind Energy should contact one of the advisors listed on the Certificate in Wind Energy website.

The Certificate in Wind Energy requires the following course work.

Core Courses

Students take at least two courses from the following.

ECE:5630Sustainable Energy Conversion3
GEOG:3560Spatial Analyses of Wind Energy3
IE:4550Wind Power Management3
ME:4142Wind Turbine Aerodynamics3
ME:4164Fundamentals of Wind Turbinesarr.

Electives

Students select courses from the following list that are not required for their major to complete the 18 s.h. for the certificate.

CBE:2030Energy and Society3
CBE:3160Engineering Analysis of Alternative Energy Systems3
CEE:3998Individual Investigations: Civil Engineering (consult certificate advisor in student's department for approval; topic must be of relevance to wind energy)arr.
CEE:4107Sustainable Systems3
CEE:6223Environmental Boundary Layers4
ECE:2400Linear Systems I3
ECE:3600Control Systems3
ECE:3998Individual Investigations: Electrical Engineering (consult certificate advisor in student's department for approval; topic must be of relevance to wind energy)arr.
ECE:5430Electric Drive Systems3
ECE:5600Control Theory3
ECE:5620Electric Power Systems3
ECE:5640Computer-Based Control Systems3
EES:1290Energy and the Environment3
GEOG:1070Contemporary Environmental Issues3
GEOG:2310Introduction to Climatology3
GEOG:3400Iowa Environmental Policy in Practice3
GEOG:3500Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing3
GEOG:3520GIS for Environmental Studies (consult certificate advisor in student's department for approval; topic must be of relevance to wind energy)3
GEOG:3570Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR): Principles and Applications3
GEOG:3780U.S. Energy Policy in Global Context3
GEOG:3992Undergraduate Research (consult certificate advisor in student's department for approval; topic must be of relevance to wind energy)arr.
GEOG:4030Senior Project Seminar (consult certificate advisor in student's department for approval; topic must be of relevance to wind energy)3
ME:4098Individual Investigations: Mechanical Engineering (consult certificate advisor in student's department for approval; topic must be of relevance to wind energy)arr.
ME:5129Information Systems for Resource Management3
ME:5160Intermediate Mechanics of Fluids3