SCQF Level 8


Flexible start date




  • Engineering


  • Online

Why take this course?

One of the most significant alternative energy sources is considered to be wind power. There is a vast amount of energy in wind (particularly in Scotland), and it would seem relatively straightforward to extract — after all windmills have been in use for hundreds of years.

This unit will allow you to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of how wind power technologies work from an engineering systems perspective. It will also allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of the energy and environmental issues facing this country and others as well as giving you the knowledge and skills required to understand how renewable energy systems generate power as electricity or other energies/fuels.

What you will experience

This 1 credit unit will cover how to extract all the appropriate information concerning a wind development, not just engineering information but also economic and environmental issues, and learn to take objective decisions concerning the merits of a development.