Provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about a current technology, wind energy, that is of high interest both technically and commercially. Students can then apply various technical courses they have had (e.g. fluid dynamics, dynamics and electric circuits, economics, etc.) to design a wind turbine and determine through economic analysis if their design is financially viable. Prereqs. for MCEN 4135 are two of MCEN 3021, 4043 or 3010 (min. grade C-) or equivalent. MCEN 5135 is restricted to MCEN, ASEN, or CVEN grad students only. MCEN 4135 and 5135 are the same course. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 87-180 credits (Senior, Fifth Year Senior) Mechanical Engineering (MCEN) or Environmental Engineering (EVEN) majors only.