Master English 60 ECTS

Wind Energy Master – Online Programme

Please notice

From December 1st 2022, the price of the Online Master in Wind Energy and the related courses will change.

If you sign up for spring courses no later than December 1st 2022, you will be charged the current course fee of 11,000 DKK.

The spring courses include: Offshore Wind Farm Planning, Hybrid Power Plants, Wind Energy in Society, Aerodynamics and Aeroelesticity, and Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power.

If you sign up for Master courses after December 1st 2022, you will be charged 15,000 DKK for each Master course and 38.000 DKK for your final project. The total fee of the programme will then be 173,000 DKK.

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

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 fice 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 one is scheduled in the morning (local Danish time) and will serve participants from Australia, Asia and Europe. The second one is scheduled in the late afternoon (local Danish time) and will serve participants from Europe and America. Feel free to choose the time slot, which is 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 (app. 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. local Danish time) and we will do our best to provide a fast response.

Deadlines

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 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.

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 *4

Recommendations

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.

Enrollment in the Autumn:

Enrollment in the Spring:

Admission and practicalities

Semester start:

Autumn: 1 September
Spring: 1 February 

Application deadlines:

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

Admission

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.

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).

Fees

Participation in the Wind Energy Master requires payment of a participation fee.

  • Fee per course: DKK 11000
  • Fee for Final Project: DKK 34000
  • Full cost of programme (including Final Project): DKK 133000

Fees are charged before each semester and are based on the number of courses you choose to follow.

Application

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.

Application deadlines

Deadline for Autunm semester is June 1st.

Deadline for Spring semester is December 1st.

Faculty & staff

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

Q&A

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 11,000 DKK and the price of the final project is 34,000 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.

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.

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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Registration

Start

1 February or 1 September

Place

Online

Price

133.000,00 DKK

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