Wind energy has become a major source of clean energy and is expected to grow rapidly over the coming decades. That growth will create new jobs and a need for professionals with diverse backgrounds and knowledge of wind energy fundamentals. This interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program has been developed to meet the emerging market needs.

Course Work

The certificate program integrates course work and faculty expertise from the Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering) and the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

The program requires 18 semester hours of course work in energy, the environment, and information science. The curriculum includes core courses as well as electives. 

Mechanical and industrial engineering students may use this certificate as a tailored engineering focus area by adding an approved math/science elective. 

See Certificate of Wind Energy in the UI General Catalog for more information. 

Admission Requirements

The Certificate in Wind Energy program is open to all current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to all individuals who are not enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program.

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