The PhD program in offshore wind energy engineering provides interdisciplinary training in offshore wind engineering, transmission infrastructure, maritime studies, ocean resource characterization, and environmental permitting.
The program is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
At Tufts, you’ll earn a student-centered education at a top-notch research university, with small classes and cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research led by innovative faculty who are here to help you succeed. Common research areas include:
The PhD program curriculum includes the MS program course requirements, plus five additional courses, chosen in consultation with the program advisor, consisting of technical training, policy, economics, and management courses.
Offshore wind energy plays a critical role in the world’s transition to an electricity-based, clean energy economy. Standing at the intersection of infrastructure, manufacturing, and ocean science, offshore wind engineers work effectively with a wide range of partners to deliver technical excellence in the context of evolving markets, policies, and regulations.
As the wind energy industry continues to rapidly grow, your career possibilities as an offshore wind energy engineer will grow with it. Renewable energy is a key piece of the “green economy” puzzle—and wind power (which provides thousands of jobs in the United States every year) is the fastest growing sector in renewable energy.
Our faculty offer perspectives rooted in research and industry experience, so you’ll receive world-class training in wind policy, technical applications, and project management to prepare you for jobs in global industry, academia, and the public sector.
The PhD in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering is the highest level of study and requires a serious commitment. Students who have excellent academic backgrounds and demonstrated capability for independent study/research are encouraged to apply to the program.
Students entering the PhD program are expected to meet the general admission requirements of the graduate school; gain acceptance into the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and hold a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or a related field.
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