Wind energy academic programs at Texas Tech

Kishor Mehta, Richard P. Walker, Andrew Swift

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Wind energy as an industry is expanding at a phenomenal rate. There is a severe dearth of manpower that has a good basic understanding of wind energy for the industry. Texas Tech University, with its long term history of research and education in wind engineering, is developing curricula in wind energy at all levels of higher education. The curricula includes two-year technical associate degree (this is being developed by a sister institution), a four-year bachelor degree program, a post-graduate Certificate program, and a Ph.D. research oriented degree in Wind Science and Engineering. This paper discusses interdisciplinary B.S. degree curriculum that is under development and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree that has been in place since 2007. The paper also discusses experiences of development of interdisciplinary degree that crosses the boundaries of departments and colleges.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2009
Event11th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 26 2009


Conference11th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan


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