Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy


You can earn the Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy by successfully completing three online courses:

AERSP 583: Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
Analysis of wind turbine performance, aeroacoustics, and loads; turbine selection for site-specific application.

*This course is offered in the spring semester (January to early May). We reccomend you register for this course by December 15.

AERSP 880: Wind Turbine Systems
Wind turbine technology and the critical elements of turbine system design.

*This course is offered in the fall semester (August to mid-December). We reccomend you register for this course by July 15.

AERSP 886: Engineering of Wind Project Development
An overview of the wind project development process and technical considerations for onshore and offshore applications.

*This course is offered in the summer semester (May to mid-August). We reccomend you register for this course by April 15.

If you have questions about taking a single course, please contact Susan Stewart, lead, Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy, at or 814-863-0138.

More information:

  • Susan Stewart
    Lead, Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy



The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569