WTMT101 - Wind Turbine Basics

This course introduces the student to the basic design, manufacturing and component assembly practices in the Wind Turbine Industry. Students will be introduced to the operating components of wind turbines and the supporting systems that enable the generation of electrical power from wind.

Hours: 96 (Lecture Hours: 73; Laboratory Hours: 23)

Total Weeks: 3.2

This course is offered onlineNo

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Content:

- Turbine configurations
- Geared turbines
- Direct drive turbines
- Vertical shaft turbines
- Gearbox configurations
- Braking systems
- Pitch control
- YAW control

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify the seven main turbine manufacturers world wide
- Describe the main turbine configurations in the industry
- Describe geared turbines
- Describe direct drive turbines
- Identify components of the direct drive turbine
- Identify the components of a geared turbine
- Describe gearbox configurations in turbine drives
- Describe various braking systems in turbines

Grading System:


Passing Grade: 70%

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 20 %
Quizzes and Tests: 70 %
Lab Work: 10 %

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Supplies: Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.


Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.