Master English 5 ECTS

Measurement Techniques in Wind Energy – course

Measurement Techniques in Wind Energy

Measurement Techniques in Wind Energy

During the course, you will learn about the measurement techniques used in and around wind turbines, including the use of the relevant international standards and evaluation of uncertainty.

Through the course session, you will work with the following:

  • Data acquisition and data management
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Wind measurements
  • Wind turbine power performance measurement
  • Wind turbine loads and structural response measurements
  • Wind turbine noise measurements
  • Wind energy measurement standards

Learning objectives

After completing the course, you will able to:

  • Design outlines of data acquisition systems considering the requirements and the local conditions.
  • Organize wind measurements in a database.
  • Perform quality control on wind measurements.
  • Define the concept of uncertainty for a measured quantity.
  • Identify relevant measurement standards in wind energy.
  • Produce a cup calibration report from wind tunnel measurements including assessment of uncertainty.
  • Analyze wind speed measurements for a wind resource assessment.
  • Determine wind turbine power performance from measurements.
  • Determine structural properties for a wind turbine from measurements.
  • Select the most suitable wind measurement technology.
  • Explain different methods for structural loads measurements on wind turbines.
  • Explain wind turbine noise measurements.


Admission to the course 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.

Technical requirements 
You will need a PC with a stable internet connection to follow this online course.

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.

Learning online

The course is divided in 13 modules, one per week in the semester. Each module includes a combination of video lectures, exercises, quizzes and/or reading material depending on the module. This course material is available any time to allow for flexible studying conditions.

Furthermore, you are offered weekly live Q&A sessions to get in dialogue with the course lecturer and fellow participants.


This course is concluded with a written exam, conducted online.

Sign up and prices

You can follow the course as a single course or as part of the programme Master in Wind Energy.

Single course

If you wish to follow this course as a single course, please add the course to the basket and fill in the required information.

Part of the Online Master of Wind Energy

You can study this course as part of the Master in Wind Energy. If you wish to follow the course as part of the full Master’s programme, please go the the site for the Online Master in Wind Energy, click the sign up button, and follow the instructions.


Courses of 5 ECTS points15,000 DKK
Final Project of 15 ECTS points38,000 DKK
Full Master’s 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.



13 weeks

Start 1 September

15.000,00 DKK