Engineering Technology/Offshore Wind Power Technology

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Offshore Wind Power Technology)

Credits required 66

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: TE

Concentration Code: OWP

Program Goals Statement

The program aims to prepare skilled workers, technicians, team leaders, researchers, and scientists for the offshore wind industry.  Participants will learn topics in electrical machinery, fluid systems, operations and maintenance, leadership, corrosion management, and offshore safety and survival.  Participants will explore wind turbine performance characteristics under varied wind conditions in a wind tunnel.  They will also learn about assemblies and components in wind turbines, common failures and faults, maintenance strategies and related risk analysis from availability and maintainability perspective.  Assembly, installation, and maintenance of small-scale wind turbines are done in laboratory conditions.  The program prepares participants for the wind industry certifications and advances many soft-skills like communication and leadership.    

Program Information

  • This program is focused around understanding the engineering principles behind offshore wind turbine operation and maintenance and applying such fundamental knowledge in solving technical problems.
  • Students are trained to troubleshoot key systems and assemblies in a wind turbine including gearbox, generator, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical power devices.
  • The program contains a course in offshore safety and survival that provides theoretical knowledge and practical skills to ensure a safe working condition when offshore.  The course curriculum aligns with global wind industry standards for offshore health, safety and environment considerations and prepares wind turbine technicians 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.
  • Students who haven’t taken basic math courses in high school may complete math prerequisites at Bristol.

Hints for Successful Completion

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

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

PHL 152Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions in a Modern World

3 credits

SCI 112Principles of Ecology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:22

Program 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

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

EGR 215Lean Six Sigma

3 credits

EGR 299Engineering Projects

4 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

EGR 281Offshore Safety and Survival

4 credits

EGR 285Power Transmission in Offshore Environment

4 credits

EGR 286Data and Command Center Management

4 credits

EGR 287Corrosion Management and Control

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:45

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

EGR 282Wind Power Technology

4 credits

PHL 152Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions in a Modern World

3 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

EGR 281Offshore Safety and Survival

4 credits

EGR 283Wind Power Operations and Maintenance

4 credits

SCI 112Principles of Ecology

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

EGR 215Lean Six Sigma

3 credits

EGR 285Power Transmission in Offshore Environment

4 credits

EGR 286Data and Command Center Management

4 credits

EGR 287Corrosion Management and Control

3 credits

EGR 299Engineering Projects

4 credits

After BCC

  • Graduates will have the option to enhance their qualification by enrolling (/transferring) into degree programs in 4-year universities.
  • Graduates will be able to apply for Global Wind Organization (GWO) certification and work as certified technicians for an offshore wind farm operator.
  • Graduates will be able to seek careers as consultants for a wide variety of roles in marine trade such as oceanography, hydrographic survey, technicians for onshore wind turbines, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operators, corrosion engineers, or water quality professionals.
  • In time, an attempt will be made to collaborate with a four-year institution to enable transfer.  Information about the transfer process can be found at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer.
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