This course will introduce participants to wind energy theory and technology, resource assessment and wind farm site development.
This short course will introduce participants to wind energy theory and technology, resource assessment and wind farm site development. It will also discuss the implications of both very large scale development and large numbers of individual turbines on existing electricity distribution networks.
This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046
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About this course
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This course will introduce participants to wind energy theory and technology, resource assessment and wind farm site development. It will also discuss the implications of both very large-scale development and large numbers of individual turbines on existing electricity distribution networks. The aim of the course is to ensure a thorough understanding of the principles of wind turbines operated on different scales. While wind turbines are increasingly common, their impacts on environment, strategic integration within the current energy market and existing infrastructure are not well understood when employed in large numbers. This course aims to explore these issues in more detail.
This course should be of interest to consulting engineers, energy managers or anyone looking to further/change career into the energy and renewable energy field.
Linked programmesMEng (Hons) Energy and Building Services Engineering, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development, PgDip/MSc Renewable Energy and Energy Management
100% Coursework – (1) Online Tests (20%) - four online tests to test appreciation of the lecture materials and the particular wind energy topics, (2) Written assignment (35%) on the impact of large-scale wind energy integration on national and regional power supply systems: challenges and opportunities (2500 words), (3) Written assignment (35%) critical essay on the technologies, resources, design, O & M economics of wind energy and (4) Presentation (10%) on the outcomes of the two written assignments in the Blackboard discussion board. Presentation can be either text-based or delivered through recording video or audio.
This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 24 September 2018.
Degree in Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, all Engineering disciplines.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).
Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.
Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf
International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration
- 24 September 2018
Fees and funding
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- Northern Ireland & EU:
- England, Scotland & Wales:
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Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk