Courses and degree programs

Education is an integral component of the Center for Research in Wind. Opportunities include:

Courses on Offshore Wind Power

Courses covering topics such as wind meteorology, wind engineering and renewable energy law provide the basis for a graduate certificate in wind power, science, engineering and policy. The graduate certificate can be earned as an adjunct to an existing UD graduate degree or separately by working professionals. The courses that comprise the graduate certificate program can also be taken individually, as can other related graduate renewable energy courses that are offered at UD but that are not part of the graduate certificate program, such as aerodynamics of wind turbines. Students also have the opportunity to study with our international educational exchange partner, Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Graduate Certificate in Wind Power Science, Engineering and Policy


The Graduate Certificate in Wind Power Science Engineering and Policy is an interdisciplinary program administered by the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. Courses are taught by faculty from Marine Policy, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Sciences, and Geography. The program is designed to give a broad understanding of the wind energy industry from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The emphasis is on offshore wind power, however, most courses apply equally to wind power either on land, in the ocean, or airborne. The certificate may be taken in conjunction with a graduate degree in a traditional discipline or as a stand-alone program. Read More about the certificate program.

Related Graduate Renewable Energy Courses

The following courses may be useful for graduate students studying wind energy, but these courses are not a standard part of the Wind Certificate program. In addition, there are many courses at the University of Delaware in solar energy, fuel cells, energy policy, and climate change, as well as the undergraduate minor in Sustainable Energy, and a large range of research and associated teaching through the Delaware Energy Institute.

  • Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines, Professor Ajay Prasad (available online, 1 credit)
  • Electric Power and Renewable Energy Systems (ELEG615)

Educational Exchange Program

The College of Earth Ocean, and Environment has a formal educational exchange program with the Denmark Technical University (DTU). This exchange program allows a student who is enrolled in either institution to take courses and conduct research at the other institution, while continuing to pay tuition to their home institution. In addition to studying offshore wind, students can also study V2G electric vehicles at DTU.


Students have opportunities to study science, engineering and policy aspects of wind energy and grid-integrated vehicles with our partners. CReW has a partnership with the Denmark Technical University (DTU), which allows UD students to take courses and conduct research at DTU and DTU students to come to UD. Students can study either wind power or V2G electric vehicles at DTU. In addition, the UD has been working with the French engineering school Supélec in Gif-Sur-Yvette to study V2G policies and engineering.

Graduated degrees offered

Each department involved with the graduate certificate also offers Master’s and PhD degrees. For further information, go to the UD webpage and visit individual departments about the each of their programs. To apply, see the University of Delaware’s graduate application page.


Program Degrees offered
Marine Policy MMP, PhD
Ocean Engineering MS, PhD
Mechanical Engineering MEM, MSME, PhD
Electrical Engineering MS, PhD
Geological Sciences MS, PhD
Geography MA, MS, PhD
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