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European Wind Energy

Type
Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)
Taal

Engels

Tijdsduur 4 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost Dutch nationality EU/EFTA country nationality Surinamese nationality:2.314€/year Non-EU/EFTA nationality:20.560 €/year

Even with our best efforts to promote energy efficiency, the global demand for energy to power our way of life continues to increase. Clearly, we must develop new sources of energy.

Wind energy offers considerable promise: the wind itself is free, clean, and it is inexhaustible. In recent years, research on wind energy has accelerated, and new developments in efficient and cost- effective ways of harnessing wind energy are making it increasingly attractive and competitive.

The wind energy sector is looking for well-trained and enthusiastic professionals. The European Wind Energy Master trains you to become a resourceful problem solver who is capable of collaborating with colleagues across cultural divides to shape the future of the wind energy sector.  You’ll get the best education in wind energy science and engineering, studying in our four world leading universities in (offshore) wind energy research and education.

Application procedure

There are different application procedures and dates depending if you are a national student or an international student.

Grant opportunities

TU Delft offers several study, research and internship grants for which you can apply for

Learning outcomes

Profile of the Electric Power Systems graduate:
Fundamental knowledge of the physical components of power systems and electronics as well as of new designs of HVDC systems and control theory
Technical knowledge of the components and systems required for renewable energy integration within the power system
Competences in modelling and analysis of composite systems with respect to both their steady state and dynamics
Mastery of electrical power systems design and its components with special attention on reliability, protection as well as operation and maintenance in offshore applications.Mastery of rotor aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and blade technology from a theoretical as well as experimental perspective and of relevant engineering methodologies and applications

Profile of the Offshore Engineering graduate:
Knowledge of the specific cost drivers in offshore wind energy, i.e. installation, accessibility, maintenance and design of offshore structures
Mastery of the design of offshore support structures, either bottom-mounted or floating, including the design for extreme and fatigue loads and accounting for soil-structure interaction, fabrication and installation issues
Ability to develop and apply hydrodynamic models, probabilistic design methodologies and stochastic models of soil, wind and waves to the structural design
Modelling and optimization of the layout of offshore wind farms and application of to the process of installation, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms
Ability to model soil mechanics
Ability to model, design and optimize mooring systems

Profile of the Rotor Design graduate:
Mastery of rotor aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and blade technology from a theoretical as well as experimental perspective and of relevant engineering methodologies and applications
Awareness of current developments in the field of wind turbine rotors design and of the related issues
Ability to apply and judge advanced analysis and design techniques to the chosen elective profile (Aerodynamics, Structures & Composites)

Aerodynamics graduate:
Sound knowledge of fundamental aerodynamics, rotor aerodynamics, unsteady flows, active and passive flow control, applied wind turbine aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, wind farm wakes, as well as of the state-of-the-art experimental and numerical techniques
Mastery of analysis and design of aerodynamic systems

Structures and Composites graduate:
Knowledge of fundamental structure mechanics and mechanics of metallic, composite, and hybrid material systems
Ability to develop analytical and numerical tools from fast to high-fidelity solutions
Experience in applying and improving multidisciplinary design, analysis and optimization
Mastery of analysis and design knowledge of the manufacturability of advanced composite products, with special attention to the aspects relevant to wind turbines (e.g. fatigue and sustainable production)
Competences in the field of conceptual design, manufacturing techniques and selection of advanced composite materials

General profile of the Wind Farms and Atmospheric Physics graduates:
Mastery of the governing concepts of meteorology and understanding of the mechanisms responsible for winds in the atmosphere, of the atmospheric boundary layer, and of the phenomena associated with its development
Ability to model and analyse the interaction between topography, atmospheric boundary layer and energy yield as well as the interaction of atmospheric boundary layer and wind farms, including wake effects
Ability to apply advanced flow measurement techniques, like lidar measurements, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools both on engineering and fundamental research level
 Practical knowledge of field measurements and high-performance computations

ISCED Categories

Offshore en hernieuwbare energie