Continuing & Professional Education

Wind Energy Development and Design

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The renew­able ener­gy sec­tor employs 11.5 mil­lion peo­ple world­wide and over 400,000 in Cana­da, with a pro­ject­ed growth for the next decade of 50% in Cana­da and 160% in Alberta.

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Acquire a strong under­stand­ing of wind pow­er tech­nolo­gies and walk through the plan­ning, design, and devel­op­ment process required to install dif­fer­ent wind projects. Under­stand the mechan­ics behind wind pow­er gen­er­a­tion, the eco­nom­ics of var­i­ous types of pow­er projects, and tech­ni­cal aspects of its inte­gra­tion into pow­er grids. Learn about major inno­va­tions in wind and dis­cuss the future tra­jec­to­ry of this technology.

Wind Ener­gy Devel­op­ment and Design will be of spe­cial inter­est to those who want to devel­op, man­age, or improve their under­stand­ing of the rapid­ly evolv­ing clean ener­gy sec­tor. This includes, among oth­ers, envi­ron­men­tal pro­fes­sion­als, project man­agers, indus­try exec­u­tives, devel­op­ers and investors inter­est­ed in expand­ing their career or busi­ness with renew­able energy.


Fully online.

No prerequisites; working experience in a related area is recommended but not required. It is also recommended that participants have completed high school and are proficient in English.

Offered as a complement to the foundational program Renewable Energy Essentials.

Complete one course and the Renewable Energy Essentials series and earn a Faculty of Extension Record of Achievement.

Complete the Renewable Energy Technologies Certificate and be eligible to write the Sustainable Energy Technologies Professional Exam (administered by the Foundational Technologies Institute) for a discounted student rate of $200 CAD (regular $800 CAD).

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in Wind Energy Development and Design
  • Can be completed in 4 months
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Com­plete one more course to also earn an addi­tion­al – Solar Ener­gy Devel­op­ment and Design – Record of Achievement.

Com­plete the Renew­able Ener­gy Tech­nolo­gies Cer­tifi­cate and be eli­gi­ble to write the Sus­tain­able Ener­gy Tech­nolo­gies Pro­fes­sion­al Exam (admin­is­tered by the Foun­da­tion­al Tech­nolo­gies Insti­tute) for a dis­count­ed stu­dent rate of $200 CAD (reg­u­lar $800 CAD).

Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
Coal and Electricity Transition Tuition Voucher 

If you work at one of the identified coal/electricity worksites and have been employed for a year or more

$12,000 max.

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