About

  • This web-based programme offers great flexibility – you can study anytime and anywhere.
  • You can fit courses into a busy working routine and build up new competences.
  • You will receive individual supervision and feedback from our lecturers throughout all courses.
  • You are expected to visit DTU in Denmark in connection with the defense of your final project.
  • Once you have completed the programme, you will hold a Master of Wind Energy.
  • The programme is accredited by the Danish Accreditation Institution – this ensures quality and relevance.
  • Attending the full Wind Energy Master programme, or selected courses, requires payment of a tuition fee.

 

Target group

The Wind Energy Master targets individuals all over the world who have an interest in sharpening their skills in one or more aspects of wind energy engineering.

For example:

  • Employees in the wind energy industry (e.g. developers, manufacturers, suppliers of parts)
  • Employees in associated private companies (e.g. consultants, utilities)
  • Employees in the public sector (e.g. environmental agencies)
  • Engineers from other sectors (e.g. oil and gas, shipping).



Learning objectives

Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Describe the functionality of a wind turbine including aerodynamics, loads, structure, mechanical elements, the electrical system, and regulation
  • Perform aeroelastic calculations for a wind turbine
  • Calculate the aerodynamic loads acting on a wind turbine and estimate the lifetime of its materials and structural components
  • Calculate dimensions of wind turbine components with respect to loads and materials
  • Describe the interaction between wind turbines and the electrical grid including the use of ’grid codes’ and the essential components for connection to the electrical grid
  • Analyze measurements on and around wind turbines
  • Explain offshore applications of wind energy including adaptation of wind turbines and structural design of foundations
  • Estimate the costs of developing a wind farm, including the turbine, associated infrastructure, grid connection and financing
  • Estimate wind resources and the energy production of a wind farm and perform micrositing
  • Explain the environmental and social impacts of wind energy.