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Wind Energy (Manufacturing/Electrical Technology Module)

Status: Open




12 weeks


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional


Limerick, Online

To give the learner a thorough introduction to the conversion of wind energy into electrical energy.

Having successfully completed this subject the learner will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the wind resource at any given site. 
  2. Predict the output of a wind turbine at a site.
  3. Specify and assess the viability of wind turbines for various applications. 
  4. Understand the construction and operation of both large and small-scale wind turbines. 
  5. Discuss the potential environmental impacts of wind turbines.
  6. Explain the regulations governing the erection and operation of both large and small-scale tubines in Ireland.
  7. Outline the stages in the development of a large-scale wind energy project.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course pages. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

The module will cover the following major topics: 

Wind resource evaluation, turbine output calculation, overview of aerodynamics of turbine operation, construction, operation and control of large and small-scale turbines, planning and grid connection regulations, environmental impact and wind farm development.

More Information


12 weeks, 3 hours per week.

Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. (Online)

Commencing Wednesday 7th September 2022.

Please note that you are required to have access to a desktop PC or Laptop to participate in modules which are running in an online delivery format.

What will the time committment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


This module will be 100% continuous assessment.


Participants not registered on the Degree may request an TUS Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award.

NOTE: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).

Application Deadline

26th August 2022



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