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Offshore Wind Professional Certificate

Woman Standing in Front of Wind Turbine with Men in BackgroundStarting in 2020, the Department of Environmental Conservation, in association with the Clean Energy Extension, is offering a professional certificate in offshore wind to professionals and graduate students seeking to up-skill and broaden their knowledge to address the needs of the offshore wind industry. This certificate covers the broad range of disciplines involved in this industry, including technology and engineering, development and finance, supply chain management, marketing, environmental impact, business logistics, law, and policy. 9 credits of coursework are completed through online courses, with special events offered in Newton (on our Mount Ida campus) as well as online. 


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Why this Offshore Wind Professional Certificate?


The offshore wind industry brings together a wide range of disciplines that need to be effectively coordinated. This certificate will give you a deep understanding of all of these areas and how they relate to one another within the larger picture.

Gain an Advantage in an Emerging Field

The offshore wind industry is just emerging, and requires an inter-disciplinary understanding. This certificate positions you as a prospective employee with industry-specific skills, knowledge, and connections.

Enjoy Flexibility

Learn online at times convenient to your schedule. You can even count the entire certificate toward a Master’s degree in certain related fields.

Get Paid To Study

Receive this certificate for under $6,000. Check with your employer for tuition reimbursement programs.


Who Should Apply?UMass Offshore Wind Professional Certificate flyer

This certificate is geared toward any professional engaging in the offshore wind industry, as well as graduate students in related fields:

  • Wind energy engineers
  • Project developers
  • Supply chain managers
  • Energy marketers
  • Environmental scientists
  • Lawyers
  • Policy professionals


Course of Study

The certificate consists of the following three courses:


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Course registration is through UMass University Without Walls. The Fall 2020 course begins on August 24. Click here to register for courses.

If you have any questions about registration, contact UMass University Without Walls at, 413-545-3653 or 800-922-8211.

If you are interested in applying to the Certificate Program, e-mail us at for more information. Note that you can register for one or more courses without pursuing the Certificate. (It is not necessary to apply to the program in order to register for courses.) Applicants for the Certificate must have a bachelor's degree.


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Tuition and Fees

University Without Walls (UWW) at UMass Amherst administers registration and payments for these courses. If you are a matriculted graduate student at UMass Amherst, tuition for the courses is included as part of your UMass tuition - no separate payment is necessary. Matriculated undergraduate students at UMass Amherst may enroll in courses with instructor approval but are not eligible to receive the certificate unless they already hold a separate Bachelor's degree. Also note that for undergraduates, course tuition is not included as part of your UMass tuition bill - a separate payment will be necessary.


Tuition Details:

  • Tuition is currently at $569/credit.
  • Tuition for each 3-credit course is $1,707 plus applicable fees.
  • There is also a $47/semester registration fee and a one-time UWW enrollment fee of $75.

Contact the Bursar’s Office at or call 413-545-0337 for questions about tuition, fees, and payments.



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