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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

M.S. in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering

A windmill in the ocean

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 M.S. 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 SHUs 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:

  • Technical core (4 courses): Four courses in structural and/or geotechnical engineering with applications to offshore wind support structures and other physical infrastructure related to the offshore wind industry;
  • Energy Core (1 course): One introductory course on clean energy engineering;
  • Technical Elective (3 courses): Three technical electives on data science, controls and/or power systems;
  • Policy, Economics, and Management Electives (2 courses): Two electives in energy policy, economics, and/or management.


  • Laurie Gaskins Baise: Geosystems Engineering, GIS Mapping
  • Jay A. Borkland: Project Leadership, Ports, Infrastructure, Supply Chain, Geophysics, Permitting
  • 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