Wave and Tidal Energy Education and Training
How to get the education you need to work in the tidal energy businessAs tidal wave energy and other forms of alternative energy gain popularity worldwide, more and more programs to train engineers and energy professionals to work with ocean energy are being developed. Both undergraduate and graduate degree programs now exist to train individuals to work in the industry of wave and tidal energy.
In addition to a higher education credential, membership in professional organizations and attendance at conferences are both useful ways to keep your wave and tidal energy education and training current and up-to-date. Because these energy trends are globally significant, organizations and conferences may be international and span many industries in their focus.
Begin your wave and tidal energy education and training through the following avenues:
- Obtain an undergraduate degree in alternative energy to work with wave energy.
- Get advanced training in tidal energy with a graduate degree.
- Learn the most current tidal energy information available with professional organizations and conferences.
Learn about tidal wave energy through an undergraduate degree in alternative energy
Oregon Institute of Technology and Illinois State University are two of the best known programs, while additional degree program options at other universities are being created every year.
Obtain an advanced degree for work in the wave energy industryFor a more advanced education in the business or engineering of wave power generation and other forms of renewable energy, consider an energy graduate degree. A graduate degree provides the opportunity to take more specialized coursework in the business management aspects of the energy industry or specific forms of renewable energy such as tidal energy.
University of Colorado Denver has a Global Energy Management master's degree program for those interested in entering the energy industry in wave or other forms of energy. The University of Dayton offers a master's degree in Renewable and Clean Energy, allowing students to gain a more advanced and in-depth understanding of wave energy and other trends in green energy sources.
Keep your information on tidal energy current with conferences and association membershipsStay up-to-date on technological and policy trends concerning energy from the ocean, wind and sun by joining a renewable energy association, organization or society. Get training and education at conferences held around the world to initiate global discussions about renewable and sustainable energy resources.
- Although tidal energy has recently become more popular in the United States, it is used more often in the United Kingdom. Many training programs for working with wave and tidal energy exist in Scotland and Wales. If you have trouble finding education and training opportunities in the United States, consider international options.
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