Master English 5 ECTS

Wind Turbine Technology – course

Wind Turbine Technology

The Wind TurbineIn this course, you will be introduced to wind turbine technology. You will get a general introduction to different wind turbine components and wind turbine concepts. Furthermore, your will learn to describe, calculate, and evaluate the components and concepts based on basic knowledge in different engineering disciplines.

During the course, you will work with the following:

  • General introduction of wind turbine systems
  • Specific wind turbine terminology
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Structural design and structural mechanics
  • Electrical systems
  • Wind turbine control
  • Wind turbine loads
  • Levelized cost of energy

Learning objectives

Once you have completed the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe basic wind turbine concepts and components.
  • Determine and calculate aerodynamic loads on a wind turbine rotor.
  • Calculate power and thrust as function of wind speed.
  • Describe different aeroelastic stabilities, wind conditions and wind turbine design load cases.
  • Describe methods to calculate aeroelastic loads.
  • Distinguish and describe wind turbine fatigue and ultimate loads.
  • Explain conversion of wind flow power to electrical power as well as different control strategies.
  • Explain different control options and calculate related parameters.
  • Explain and illustrate the principle of different generator types and main electrical system types of wind turbines.
  • Explain, calculate and formulate material selection criteria and basic structural design principles related to wind turbines.
  • Describe, explain and calculate structural design features related to different parts of a wind turbine blade.
  • Explain and apply the basics of classical laminate theory.
  • Explain the concept of LCoE models and calculate LCoE for a simple onshore/offshore wind turbine site.


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