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This course will introduce participants to wind energy theory and technology, resource assessment and wind farm site development.

Summary

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/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809

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About this course

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About

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 programmes

MEng (Hons) Energy and Building Services Engineering, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development, PgDip/MSc Renewable Energy and Energy Management

Assessment

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.

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 25 September 2017.

Entry requirements

Degree in Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, all Engineering disciplines.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
How to apply

Apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

How to apply

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£440.85
England, Scotland & Wales:
£440.85
International:
£1,103.25

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1718.pdf

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

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680