Offshore Wind Energy Engineering

Students in the Offshore Wind Energy Engineering program receive world-class training in wind policy, technical applications, and project management to prepare them for jobs in global industry, academia, and the public sector. 

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Ph.D. in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering

The Offshore Wind Energy Engineering program is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This program provides interdisciplinary training in offshore wind engineering, transmission infrastructure, maritime studies, ocean resource characterization, and environmental permitting.

Courses include the Offshore Wind Energy Engineering M.S. curriculum described below, plus 5 additional courses, chosen in consultation with the program advisor, in technical training, policy, economics, and management.

M.S. in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering

The M.S. program offers graduate-level training in offshore wind engineering, policy, and project management training for students seeking jobs in the emerging global offshore wind energy industry.

Research Areas

  • Infrastructure and transmission
  • Site characterization and permitting
  • Foundation design and monitoring

A full-time student can complete this option in one year but three semesters are recommended, and part-time study is available.

Ten courses are required:

  • Technical core: Four courses in structural and/or geotechnical engineering with applications to offshore wind support structures and other physical infrastructure related to the offshore wind industry
  • Energy Core: One introductory course on clean energy engineering
  • Technical Elective: Three technical electives on data science, controls and/or power systems
  • Policy, Economics, and Management Electives: Two electives in energy policy, economics, and/or management

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-.

Post-Baccalaureate in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering

The post-baccalaureate program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering provides a pathway for students from other disciplines to pursue the MS and/or PhD degree program at Tufts. Students enroll in graduate-level courses alongside other engineering students to learn the core concepts of the industry. Credits earned may be transfered to the MS and/or PhD program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering at Tufts.

Dual Degree Master's Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)
Develop your innovation, leadership and management skills and build your technical depth with the Dual Degree Master's Program. You’ll earn two degrees: an M.S. offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and an M.S. Innovation & Management (MSIM). You earn both degrees in an accelerated time frame (as little as two years) and at a reduced cost. Contact for more information.


Laurie Gaskins Baise
Department Chair and Professor
Ph.D. , University of California at Berkeley
Geosystems Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Mapping
Jay Borkland - Research Associate Professor
Jay Borkland
Research Associate Professor
M.A. , State University of New York at Buffalo
John Germaine - Research Professor
John Germaine
Research Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Geotechnical, Laboratory Testing, Automation, Soil Behavior, Physical Properties, Mechanical Properties
Eric Hines - Professor of the Practice
Eric Hines
Professor of the Practice
P.E., Ph.D. , University of California, San Diego
Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Steel Design, Concrete Design, Structural Systems Design
Daniel A. Kuchma
Ph.D. , University of Toronto
Design, Behavior, and Modeling of Concrete Structures
Jonathan Lamontagne - Assistant Professor
Jonathan Lamontagne
Assistant Professor
Ph.D , Cornell University
Water resources, Decision making under uncertainty, Hydrologic statistics, Integrated global change assessment
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Babak Moaveni
Ph.D. , University of California, San Diego
Structural health monitoring, system and damage identification of civil structures, experimental modal analysis, signal processing, uncertainty quantification
Masoud Sanayei - Professor
Masoud Sanayei
Ph.D. , University of California, Los Angeles
Structural Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges, Floor Vibrations for Human Comfort and Sensitive Equipment, Nondestructive Testing of Full-Scale Structures

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Admission into the Department generally requires course credits in science (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics), mathematics (through differential equations), and engineering sciences (fluid mechanics, statics). Please note that students lacking one or more of these undergraduate preparations may be admitted on the condition that they complete the necessary coursework during their first year at Tufts. Credits resulting from the successful completion (i.e., a grade of B or better) of conditional coursework are required to obtain a degree but may not be used to satisfy graduate course requirements within the degree program.

M.S. and Ph.D. Application Requirements:

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> GRE General Test scores are not required
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores (if applicable)
> Transcripts
> Three letters of recommendation
> Portfolio (optional)

Post-Bac Application Requirements:

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores (if applicable)
> Transcripts
> One letter of recommendation
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For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director.

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