Online Master in Wind Energy
Are you looking for a job in renewable energy? Or are you currently employed within wind energy and want to expand your career opportunities? The DTU online 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 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 fora etc. You will receive individual supervision and feedback from course lecturers and become part of the Wind Energy Master 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.
“At DTU Wind Energy we work directly with the major Wind Energy companies around the world. They trust that our candidates meet the highest standards. We have an obligation to match those expectations.”Peter Hauge Madsen, Head of Department
To become a Master of Wind Energy, you must complete nine courses and a final project. The total workload is equivalent to one year of full-time work, or 60 ECTS. You can distribute the nine courses over two to six years. It is also possible to follow selected courses without completing the full Master programme.
Courses run over 13 weeks beginning in early September or February each year. We offer six courses in the Autumn semester and three 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.
Recommended study plan
The study plan below shows the order that we recommend for the courses, if you plan to follow all courses and obtain the master’s degree. It is possible to change the order of the courses, but we recommend that the course “Wind Turbine Technology” be followed very early in the study and the course “Numerical Tools in Wind Energy” be followed as late as possible and preferable after the courses “Wind Resources” and “Aerodynamics and “Aeroelasticity”.
In general, we recommend that you follow 1st semester courses first, then 2nd semester courses and finish off with 3rd semester courses. This also applies if you are following individual courses.
Individual study plan
It is possible to extend the study period from two to four years, which will naturally minimize the workload each semester. If you decide to pursue that option, we recommend that you use our tool called “My Study Plan” to make sure that you allow for all nine courses and the final project. When planning you study, please be aware that courses run either in the Autumn or the Spring.
Admission and practicalities
Autumn: 1 September
Spring: 1 February
Deadline for Autunm 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.
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.
You will need a PC with a stable internet connection to follow the online courses of this programme.
The difference between the Wind Energy Master and a Master of Science
Wind Energy Master
The Master of Wind Energy has a vocational dimension that the Master of Science programme lacks. In order to be enrolled in the programme at all, you must have at least two years of relevant work experience in addition to having a Bachelor degree.
Master of Science
A Master of Science is an education on a higher academic level. Students do not have to have any relevant work experience, but they embark to two years of full-time studies, follow advanced courses, and obtain a total of 120 ECTS-points and the academic title of ‘Master of Science’ (MSc).
Participation in the Wind Energy Master requires payment of a participation fee.
- Fee per course: DKK 11 000
- Fee for Final Project: DKK 34 000
- Full cost of programme (including Final Project): DKK 133 000
Fees are charged before each semester and are based on the number of courses you choose to follow.
Apply for the online Master of Wind Energy by filling out this form.
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.
Faculty & Staff
Below, you will find an overview of our faculty, as well as members of our staff you can contact.