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Master of Wind Energy – Online Programme

Master of Wind Energy – Online Programme

Are you looking for a job in renewable energy? Or are you currently employed within wind energy and want to expand your career opportunities? DTU’s Master of Wind Energy is your chance to complete an accredited industry targeted education from the world’s leading academic department for wind energy.

Our Master’s programme offers great flexibility and allows you to fit courses in to a busy schedule. You can study online anytime and anywhere with videos, assignments, discussion forums etc. You will receive individual supervision and feedback from course lecturers and become part of the Master of Wind Energy community. 

Tailored study plan for your specific needs

You can follow the specific course(s) of your needs, or choose to join the full programme. The flexible study plan allows you to choose a workload that fits into your schedule and complete the full programme over the course of two to six years. 

“In our Master of Wind Energy – Online Programme, our commitment to excellence is underpinned by our strong connections with the industry. We offer a wide range of subjects, providing cutting-edge knowledge in wind energy, and ensuring that our students receive an education deeply rooted in real-world practices and industry insights”

Alan Wai Hou Lio, Head of Study

Programme structure

To become a Master of Wind Energy, you need to complete nine Master courses (5 ECTS each) followed by a final project (15 ECTS). You can complete the programme in two years or extend your studies up to six years. We recommend that you plan out your studies from the beginning. You can modify your individual study plan any time.

Courses run over 13 weeks beginning in early September or February each year. We offer six courses in the Autumn semester and six courses in the Spring semester. It is possible to start a Final Project in either a Spring or Autumn semester, depending on what suits your individual study plan. The exact dates for course start-up and examination periods are given in DTU’s academic calendar

The workload per course is equivalent to 5 ECTS or approximately 140 hours. The number of hours includes time spent on attending classes online as well as time spent on preparation and any assignments, examinations and the like. Since the courses run over 13 weeks, you should estimate approx. 10 hours per course, per week.

Course structure

Dialog with the course lecturers

In connection with each course, we offer a live webinar where you can talk to the course lecturers i.e. about the course topic or assignments of the week.

The webinars are optional but you will benefit a lot if you attend. Webinars are recorded and will be posted online shortly after they have been completed.

Note that we run two webinars per day with similar content: The first is scheduled in the morning (CEST) serving participants from Australia, Asia and Europe. The second is scheduled in the late afternoon (CEST) serving participants from Europe and America. Feel free to choose the time slot most convenient for you.

Another way to interact with the course lecturers, or with fellow participants, is to post questions or comments in the discussion forums. Each course topic or module will have a dedicated discussion forum.

We monitor the forums on a daily basis during our working hours (approx. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CEST) and we will do our best to provide a fast response.


Within each course, you will have deadlines for completion of assignments and quizzes in the course calendar. When all participants work with the same topic during the same week, we can have a productive dialog and you can get possible issues resolved before moving on to the next topic.

You will have a lot of freedom and flexibility to plan your own work up to the deadlines. More detailed information on what is expected from you is available within each course environment.

Create your own study plan

You can use our tool called “My Study Plan” to create your individual study plan with your choice of Master courses. Please be aware that the Master courses run once per year – either in the Autumn or the Spring semester.

My Study Plan

Available courses:

For courses marked with * we have some recommendations. Please find these below.

Autumn semesterSpring semester
Wind Turbine Technology *1Wind Energy in Society *1
Wind ResourcesOffshore Wind Farm Planning *2
Materials for Wind EnergyGrid Connection and Integrations of Wind Power *3
Measurement Techniques in Wind EnergyHybrid Power Plants *3
Offshore Win Energy – Design of Substructures *2Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity
Numerical Tools in Wind Energy *4Wind Turbine Components


You can mix and match the Master courses as you wish but keeping the following recommendations in mind, will give you an easier journey through the programme:

*1: Wind Turbine Technology and Wind Energy in Society are fundamental courses and should be followed as early as possible.

*2: Offshore Wind Farm Planning should be followed before Offshore Wind Energy – Design of Substructures.

*3: Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power should be followed before or in parallel with Hybrid Power Plants.

*4: Numerical Tools in Wind Energy is leading up to the final project and should be placed late in the study plan and preferable after the courses Wind Resources and Aerodynamics and “Aeroelasticity.

Study plan examples

The study plans below show example compositions of Master courses. You can select the courses according to your own interests and timing.

Admission and practicalities

Semester start:

Autumn: Early September
Spring: Early February 

Application deadlines:

Deadline for Autumn semester is June 1st.
Deadline for Spring semester is December 1st.


Admission to the programme requires a B.Sc. or B.Eng. degree or higher and at least two years of relevant working experience.

The relevant working experience could be – but is not necessarily restricted to – employment in:

  • The wind energy industry
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Shipping companies
  • Companies performing environmental assessment
  • Public agencies with responsibilities related to engineering and natural sciences
  • Since the programme is taught in English, you must have proficient English skills

Recommended prerequisites
In addition to the admission requirements above, we strongly recommend that you have mathematics and programming skills equivalent to B.Sc. or B.Eng. level or higher.

Note that you can get a small taste of the course topics and the level of difficulty of this programme through our free course ‘Wind Energy’ on Coursera.

Technical requirements 
You will need a PC with a stable internet connection to follow the online courses of this programme.

Course platform
All master courses run on the web based course platform DTU Learn. Once you access the platform, all the courses you are signed up for, become available for you – after the semester start day.


As students, you must pay a tuition fee. We do not offer scholarships for this programme or any of the courses.

You can choose to study any number of courses or you can choose to study the full Master’s programme.

Single courses

If you want to study single courses, you should fill out this application form. In the last section of the form you can mark what courses you would like to follow and check the box ‘Individual courses’.

The fee is based on the number of courses you sign up for.

Full programme

If you want to follow the full Master’s programme, please fill out this application form. In the last section of the form you can choose what courses you would like to follow in your first semester. Furthermore, you should check the box ‘full programme’.

If you follow the full programme, fees are charged before each semester and are based on the number of courses you choose to follow.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
(+45) 45 25 45 25


Courses of 5 ECTS points 15,000 DKK
Final Project of 15 ECTS points 38,000 DKK
Full programme173,000 DKK

The state subsidy for part-time education is determined in the Finance Act for one year at a time. DTU reserves the right to make any adjustments to the participant payment.

Terms of payment

Payment by credit card

When you sign up for one of our courses your payment should preferably be made by credit card at our website.

Payment by invoice

At our website in the checkout form you can also choose invoice payment with a payment term of 30 days. Be aware that invoices will be issued in DKK. Payment transfer in EUR is possible if more convenient to you. However, remember to include the invoice number on the transfer information.

Failure to meet the payment deadline

Participants are requested to pay the course fee within 30 days as stated in the invoice terms of payments.  The course fees need to appear in our bank account before the invoice due date and the course starts, otherwise we reserve the right to cancel your participation.

Participants who have not paid their previous course fees are withdrawn from the study administration system and will no longer be able to enroll for courses or examinations.

N.B: You will not be charged until your application has been read through and approved.

The difference between the Master of Wind Energy and a Master of Science

Master of Wind Energy

The Master of Wind Energy programme is a part-time education designed to offer a vocational dimension that the traditional Master of Science (MSc) programme doesn’t provide. Students typically complete this program within two to six years. To enroll, you need at least two years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree. After earning 60 ECTS points including the final project, you’ll be awarded the diploma of ‘Master of Wind Energy’.

Master of Science (MSc)

Master of Science programmes are typically full-time educations. Unlike the Master of Wind Energy, no prior working experience is required. Typical MSc programmes involve two years of full-time and on-campus study, where students take courses and earn 120 ECTS points, leading to the diploma of ‘Master of Science’ (MSc).


Apply for the Master of Wind Energy by adding the courses to the basket here and uploading your documents at the “check-out” stage. You will not be charged until your application has been read through and approved.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for admission to the Wind Energy Master programme or individual courses, please fill in the form above and attach the following documents. Note that applications MUST include all the below documents.

  • Letter of motivation. Max. 1 page. Your letter is a part of the application and will count towards the total assessment of your application.
  • CV. Clearly state where you have worked, in what period, and what relevant assignments you have carried out.
  • Proof of employment. In order to document that you are eligible for the programme, we need to have a short confirmation from your employer. This can be as short as a few lines in an email. Recommendations are also welcome.
  • Passport. A scan of the pages that give your name, date and place of birth and the expiration date.
  • Diploma(s) for prior education. The diplomas should be certified diploma(s) in English.
  • Transcript of grades: an overview of your grades from your prior education in English.

When we have received your application, we will carry out a screening for both the formal and academic admission requirements.

You will be notified about the outcome by email no later than two months after registration has closed.

Application deadlines

Deadline for Autumn semester is June 1st.

Deadline for Spring semester is December 1st.

Faculty and staff

Below, you will find an overview of our faculty, as well as members of our staff you can contact.

Wind energy master teacher overview


Do you have any scholarships?
We do not offer any scholarships that cover continuing education. However, we encourage you to research the options in your home country, with your union or other organizations, which may have an interest in supporting your further education.

Some participants get the education sponsored by their employer. Therefore, we encourage you to seek out that possibility as well. We have created a sponsor guide that you can give to your employee that highlights the benefits of the Master’s as well as the company’s benefit. You can download it here.

What tool is used for online sessions?
Microsoft Teams is used for discussion forums, webinars, and oral exams.

When are the application deadlines?
Deadline for Autumn semester is June 1st.
Deadline for Spring semester is December 1st.

Can I change my choice of courses?
If you find it necessary to change the courses selected for a semester, you can do so within one month after semester start. Be aware, that we do not offer refunds, but we can allocate the payment to cover another course.

Can I get credit?
We will consider credit for previously passed courses on an individual basis. If you are looking to get credit for a previous course, please make that very clear in your application and include a course description and a certificate.

Where do I find my literature, downloads, and student mail?
All course material will be available through our Learning Management System, called DTU Learn. As a student, you will furthermore get access to DTU resources via our intranet, called Inside.   

How many exam attempts do I have?
You are entitled to three exam attempts per course. Once you pass an exam, you cannot re-do it. Planning of the exams and any re-examinations will be communicated within each course.

When can I write my final project?
When you have passed all nine courses in the Master’s programme, you can sign up for the final project and get in touch with a supervisor. You can choose to write your final project either during the spring semester or the autumn semester. You are required to defend you final project in an oral exam that takes place physically in Denmark. However, you do not have to stay in Denmark while writing the project.

Where do I find the course content?
We use a Learning Management System, called DTU Learn. Once you have received your student email and password, you will gain access to the system.

What are the prices?
Each course costs 15,000 DKK and the price of the final project is 38,000 DKK. You only commit to one semester at a time and you will only be charged for the courses you have chosen for the specific semester.

When do the semesters start?
The spring semester starts around 1 February and the autumn semester starts around 1 September. The specific dates will be announced when you are admitted to the programme.

How long is the study period?
The study period is minimum 2 years and maximum 6 years.

If you wish to plan your study in more detail, you may find some use in the tool My Study Plan.

If you wish to follow all nine courses and obtain the master diploma, we have the following recommendations:

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