Curriculum

Head of Studies

Programme provision

In order to obtain the MSc degree in Wind Energy, the student must have passed the following: 

  • General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
  • Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
  • a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS points within Wind Energy
  • a sufficient number of Elective Courses from the list to bring the total number of points of the entire study to 120 ECTS points.

Curriculum

General Competence Courses

Mandatory course:

46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)

Course 46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics is mandatory in the beginning of the program. The course gives a broad understanding of wind energy technology and is essential for a deeper understanding of wind turbines needed in succeeding courses. 

Further, one of the following six innovation courses is mandatory. If you have no knowledge in innovation you should take either 42500, 42501 or 42504. If  you already have some experience in innovation you may consider taking one of the following three courses instead 42502, 42503 or 42505.

 

42500 Innovation in Engineering 5 point January
42501 Innovation in Engineering 5 point June
42504 Innovation in Engineering 5 point August

or

42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point January
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point June
42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point August

It is also mandatory to take one of the following courses

46200 Planning and Development of Wind Farms 5 point January
46755 Renewables in electricity markets 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)

The missing 10 ECTS must be taken from the list of courses below.

02411 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
41315 Applied CFD 5 point June
46100 Introduction to Micrometeorology for Wind Energy 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
46110 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
46200 Planning and Development of Wind Farms 5 point January
46230 Power system balancing with large scale wind power 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
46400 Wind Turbine Measurement Technique 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
46420 Composite Materials and Fibres 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
46700 Introduction to Electric Power Systems 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
46720 High voltage engineering 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
46745 Integration of wind power in the power system 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)

In the following are shown two groups of Technological Specialization Courses, one Electrical and one Mechanical. You must have at least 30 ECTS in one of the two groups.

Technological Specialization Courses

Electrical Engineering
46550 Offshore wind grid connection and high voltage DC (HVDC) transmission 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
46700 Introduction to Electric Power Systems 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
46705 Power grid analysis and protection 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
46710 Stability and control in electric power systems 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
46715 Transients in power systems 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
46720 High voltage engineering 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
46725 Electrical machines 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
46730 High power electronics 10 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12) and Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)
46735 Wind, solar and energy storage electrical drive trains 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
46740 Distributed energy technologies, modelling and control 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
46745 Integration of wind power in the power system 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
46750 Optimization in modern power systems 5 point
46755 Renewables in electricity markets 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
46760 Hands-on microcontroller programming 5 point June

Mechanical Engineering

02411 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
41129 Turbulent flows 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
41222 Wave loads on ships and offshore structures 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
41226 Advanced Wave Hydrodynamics 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
41237 Dynamics of structures: theory and analysis 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
41316 Advanced CFD 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
41317 Computational Fluid Dynamics 5 point Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)
41320 Advanced fluid mechanics 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
41321 Complex flows 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
41514 Dynamics of machinery 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
41516 Anisotropy and fibre composites 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
41525 Finite Element Methods 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
41822 Experimental fluid mechanics 5 point January
46115 Turbulence modeling 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
46211 Offshore Wind Energy 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
46310 Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity 10 point Spring F5A (Wed 8-12) and Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
46320 Loads, Aerodynamics and Control of Wind Turbines 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
46411 Design of large composite structures 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
46415 Structural analysis and design optimization of wind turbine blades 5 point June
46440 Manufacturing of Advanced Fiber Composites 5 point January
46500 Probabilistic Methods in Wind Energy 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
46600 Aeroacoustics 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
46610 Design-Build for Wind Energy competitions (BlueDot) 10 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17) and June

Elective Courses

Any course classified as MSc course in DTU's course base may be taken for credit as an elective course. This includes general competence and technological specialization courses in excess of the minimal requirements. Master students may choose as much as 10 credit points among the bachelor courses at DTU and courses at an equivalent level from other higher institutions.

It is, however, a good idea to be careful when choosing the electives in order to prepare yourself for the MSc thesis. You may follow more than 30 ECTS courses from the group of technological specialization and use as electives