Wind energy has become a major source of clean energy. Wind energy is expected to grow over the next decades and create new jobs. Professionals with diverse backgrounds and knowledge of wind energy fundamentals are needed to fill these jobs.

An interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate in wind energy has been developed to meet the emerging market needs. The Certificate in Wind Energy integrates course work and faculty expertise from the departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Geography.

The wind energy certificate requires 18 semester hours of course work in energy, environment, and information science. See the Certificate in Wind Energy website for more details about admission and course requirements.

Student Opportunities

In addition to having nearly 500 Student Organizations, Iowa students choose from multiple Living-Learning Communities, Study Abroad Programs, and Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Application Process

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Undergraduate certificate programs are available to students once they are enrolled in a degree program at Iowa, or after they have received a bachelor's degree. Review our Areas of Study to select a major.


Wind Energy