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MSc in Offshore Wind Energy

Type
Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)
Language

English

Duration 4 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost depending on the university you are enrolled

Boost your CV by studying abroad and earn a double degree from two internationally acclaimed universities. Spend one year in Korea, and gain a unique specialization in Offshore Wind Energy.

Offshore Wind Energy is a DTU-KAIST Dual Degree programme. This means that you get to spend one year at DTU and one year at KAIST—Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. You earn both a Danish and an international degree, which gives you personal and academic skills with an international foundation.

The aim of the Offshore Wind Energy Dual Degree programme is to give you a general understanding of offshore wind energy systems and an in-depth knowledge of aerodynamics, aero-elasticity, mechanics, grid connection, power systems, hydrodynamics, offshore structure design, and wind farm planning, which will qualify you to analyse, design, develop, and operate offshore wind energy systems.

The programme offers cross-disciplinary knowledge of a wide range of offshore wind power technologies, and the offshore wind energy specialization from DTU and KAIST gives you education-based on world-leading expertise at the heart of global offshore wind power development.

Fast-growing offshore wind energy
In 2020, wind power is expected to deliver 12 per cent of global electricity demand, create millions of jobs, and make a substantial contribution to reducing CO2 emissions. Wind power is a very important source for producing electricity, and its importance is steadily increasing. Having increased significantly in recent years, global offshore wind power capacity is expected to total approximately 51 GW in 2020.

Combined expertise of two top universities
The Offshore Wind Energy programme is based on the expertise of DTU on wind energy and the experience of KAIST on ocean engineering. The programme targets students who wish to profit from the two universities’ long-standing traditions and combined knowledge within the area of wind energy and ocean engineering.

Focus

The main focus of the Offshore Wind Energy Dual Degree programme is the understanding of the wind energy as well as offshore engineering. The course is based on state-of-the-art knowledge and technology, combining the scientific research and accumulated knowledge with teaching and guidance from a large number of associated experts and researchers from the industry.

Structural components
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

Application deadlines


1 December - for start in the fall semester 
1 June - for start in the spring semester* 

*Students who started at DTU on 1 September may send the application form by 10 September.

The KAIST-DTU Dual Degree Master's program is only open to students, who have been formally admitted to DTU’s regular MSc in Wind Energy programme. Therefore, it is not possible to apply for admission directly to the dual degree program.
 

How to apply


1. Fill in the application form 
2. Hand in the application form + supporting documents to DTU International Affairs Office 
3. DTU International Affairs Office will register and forward the applications to the Programme coordinator 
4. The Programme coordinator will consult their counterparts and select the most eligible students 
5. The Programme coordinator will inform DTU International Affairs Office about their decision 
6. DTU International Affairs Office will inform the students and issue Nomination Letters

 

Eligibility


• Motivated and dedicated students
• Above average GPA
• Strong English Language skills.

 

Pre-approval of courses


• Courses taken abroad at KAIST must be approved by the DTU professor responsible for the individual Dual Degree programme.

 

Periods abroad


Students have the possibility of spending one year at KAIST during 3 different periods as indicated below. However, it is strongly recommended that students – especially international students - spend at least their 1st and even 2nd semester of their master studies at DTU in order to get familiar with the university, study program and fellow students. 

• Period One: 1st + 2nd semester 
• Period Two: 2nd + 3rd semester 
• Period Three: 3rd + 4th semester (writing Master Thesis abroad with both KAIST and DTU supervisor – examination at DTU)

Learning outcomes

Studying abroad jump-starts your career as employers are always looking for graduates with an international outlook and intercultural competencies. Upon graduation, you are eligible to enter a PhD programme, but you are also qualitied for demanding positions in industry.

Career opportunities
Upon graduation, you will be qualified to work within a wide range of areas:

  • wind turbine system design at manufacturers, such as Vestas and Siemens
  • component design of blades, tower, jacket, monopile, etc.
  • wind turbine operators, such as Dong Energy and Vattenfall
  • certification bodies, such as DNV GL.

Graduates from the Offshore Wind Energy Dual Degree, who wish to qualify for management positions in research and development—be it in industry or academia—will need additional intensive and solid research education.

Graduating the MSc programme with a high grade point average qualifies you for admission to PhD studies—either as an industrial PhD with concurrent employment in a company, or as a regular PhD student.

ISCED Categories

Environmental protection technology
Offshore and renewable energy
Near- and offshore constructions