MS in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a Master of Science degree in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering that can be completed on a full-time or part-time schedule.
The MS program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This program offers graduate-level education in offshore wind engineering, policy, and project management training for students seeking jobs in the emerging global offshore wind energy industry.
Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 credits and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-.
A full-time student can complete this option (MS-non-thesis) in one year; however, three semesters are recommended. Ten courses are required:
- Energy Core (1 course):
- CEE-101 The Energy Transition
- Technical Core (3 courses): In consultation with the program advisor, choose three courses that form a coherent technical sequence.
- CEE-105 Finite Element Analysis
- CEE-106 Structural Dynamics
- CEE-123 Advanced Structural Analysis
- CEE-127 Structural Health Monitoring
- CEE-146 Foundation Engineering
- CEE-220 Offshore Wind Structures
- CEE-242 Advanced Soil Mechanics
- CEE-244 Laboratory and In-situ measurements of Soil Properties
- CEE-245 Geomechanics
- CEE-260 OSW Ports and Supply Chain
- ECE-170 Power Systems
- Technical Electives (3 courses): In consultation with the program advisor, choose three technical electives on data science, controls and/or power systems.
- CEE-132 Data Science for Sustainability
- CEE-187 Geographic Information Systems
- CEE-188 Building Information Modeling
- CEE-227 Reliability
- CEE Courses from the Technical Core listed above and other CEE courses in consultation with advisor
- Up to two courses from the ECE Department in consultation with advisor
- Up to two courses from the ME Department in consultation with advisor
- Up to two courses from the CS Department in consultation with advisor
- Policy, Workforce, Economics, Management Electives (3 courses): In consultation with the program advisor, choose three electives in energy policy, economics, and/or management.
- CEE-261 OSW Workforce Safety and Equity
- Courses from the Fletcher School Diplomacy, History and Politics (DHP) Division:
- DHP-205 Global Maritime Affairs
- DHP-P251 Energy, Entrepreneurship & Finance
- DHP-P254 Climate Change Policy and Law
- DHP-P255 International Energy Policy
- Courses from the Economics Department
- Courses from the Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
- Courses from the Gordon Institute
- Laurie Gaskins Baise: Geosystems engineering, GIS mapping
- John (Jack) Germaine: Geomaterials and systems, testing methods
- Eric M. Hines: Project leadership, structural design, large-scale testing, integrated planning
- Daniel A. Kuchma: Design, behavior, and modeling of foundation structures, large-scale testing, design life, corrosion and fatigue
- Jonathan Lamontagne: Decision-making under uncertainty, electric grid integration, integrated global change assessment
- Babak Moaveni: Structural health monitoring, system and damage identification of civil structures, experimental modal analysis, signal processing, uncertainty quantification
- Masoud Sanayei: Structural engineering, health monitoring of bridges, nondestructive testing, structural dynamics, floor vibrations for human comfort and sensitive equipment