Offshore Wind Power Technology

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Offshore Wind Power Technology

Credits required 29

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program Code:OW

Program Goals Statement

This certificate program is aimed towards preparing technicians and skilled workers for the offshore wind industry. Participants will learn topics in electrical machinery, fluid systems, operations and maintenance, and offshore safety and survival and will gain hands-on experience on assembly, installation, and maintenance of wind power systems. The program also enables participants to study wind turbine performance characteristics in a wind tunnel to make them conversant with wind turbine operation and need for maintenance.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of challenges around offshore wind turbines installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning.
  • Using fundamental engineering principles behind wind turbine operation, design strategies to troubleshoot failures in wind turbines assemblies and components.
  • Exhibit skills in management and leadership in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrates use of mathematics-based logical arguments and quantitative reasoning to validate decisions in complex HSE situations.
  • Shows satisfactory knowledge of principles and strategies in asset upkeep and is proficient in the application of these principles and strategies in practical scenario.

Program Information

  • This program focuses on the understanding of fundamental engineering principles behind offshore wind turbine operation and applying such fundamental knowledge in solving technical problems in turbine maintenance.
  • Students are trained to troubleshoot systems and assemblies in a wind turbine including gearbox, generator, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical power devices.   
  • The program covers specialist topics in offshore safety and survival that aligns with the global wind industry standards and prepares participants for certification.
  • Students are encouraged to discuss their career options with the program coordinator before enrollment as many marine industries including offshore wind, require physical fitness due to the nature of work and health and safety considerations.

Hints for Successful Completion

  • Successful completion of this program requires participants to be able to identify the challenges with offshore wind turbines O&M and design cost effective and practical solutions.

After BCC

  • Graduates will have the option to enhance their qualification by enrolling in Associate in Sciences programs at Bristol Community College, gain GWO certification and work as certified technicians for an offshore wind farm operator.

Program Requirements

Certificate Courses

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

EGR 282Wind Power Technology

4 credits

EGR 283Wind Power Operations and Maintenance

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

SCI 112Principles of Ecology

4 credits

EGR 281Offshore Safety and Survival

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:29

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

SCI 112Principles of Ecology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

EGR 282Wind Power Technology

4 credits

EGR 283Wind Power Operations and Maintenance

4 credits

EGR 281Offshore Safety and Survival

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

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