Offshore Engineering

The Offshore Engineering student is required to accomplish a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester by taking mandatory as well as elective courses. Students need to get the approval of their complete course list by the track coordinators of both universities awarding the degree. An overview of the courses offered within the Offshore Engineering track is provided below.

Note: the listed electives courses only represent pre-approved courses by the track coordinators. Students are always invited to check the elective courses available at their universities and ask for permission to join any elective of their choice.

30 ECTS courses @DTU

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Mandatory ECTS
46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics 10
46211 Offshore Wind Energy 10
41111 Hydrodynamics 2 5
41224 Linear Wave Dynamics 5
46100 Introduction to Micrometeorology for Wind Energy 5
46500 Probabilistic Methods in Wind Energy 5
11464 Advanced Soil Mechanics 5

30 ECTS courses @TU Delft

The 2nd semester at the TU Delft is divided in two quarters. Click here to find information about the courses at the TU Delft.

3rd Quarter
Mandatory ECTS
CIE4140 Dynamics of structures 4
OE44120 Offshore Wind Farm Design 4
OE44030 Offshore Geotechnical Engineering 4
OE44115 Arctic Engineering 4
4th Quarter
OE44100 Floating Structures & Offshore Moorings 6
OE44095 Bottom Founded Structures 6
OE44135 Offshore Wind Support Structures 4
OE44055 Load Identification and Monitoring of Structures 4
OE44085 Fatigue & Fracture in Marine Structures 5
CIE4362 Soil Structure Interaction 3
CIE5340 Soil Dynamics 4


15 ECTS courses + 15 ECTS thesis/specialization project @NTNU

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Mandatory One of both ECTS
TMR4590 Wind Turbine Energy – Offshore Engineering, Specialization Project* 15
TBA4551 Marine Civil Engineering, Specialization Project** 15
TMR4505 Marine Structures, Specialization Course*** 7.5
AT-327 Arctic Offshore Engineering 7.5
TMR4190 Finite Element Methods in Structural Analysis 7.5
TMR4215 Sea Loads 7.5
TMR4305 Advanced Analysis of Marine Structures 7.5
TMR4525 Marine Hydrodynamics, Specialization Course 7.5
TMR4235 Stochastic Theory of Sea Loads 7.5
TMR4200 Fatigue and Fracture of Marine Structures 7.5
TBA4116 Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Course 7.5
TMM4195 Fatigue design 7.5
BA8304 Soil modeling (Ph.D. course)**** 10
*The Specialization Project for EWEM students is part of the thesis project for those who will choose a professor from Department of Marine Technology as supervisor.
**The Specialization Project for EWEM students is part of the thesis project for those who will choose a professor from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as supervisor.
***Two modules of 3,75 ECTS each(or one of 7.5+ ECTS) shall be selected.
****This course is only taught once every two years.
Besides the 7.5 ECTS courses offered at the NTNU, there is the alternative of combining two 3.75 ECTS courses into what is called a Specialization module.


30 ECTS thesis (free mobility)

Compulsory TU Delft    
OE54030 Master Thesis 30
Compulsory NTNU    
TMR5950 Wind Turbine Energy – Offshore Engineering, Master Thesis* 30
TBA4551 Marine Civil Engineering, Master Thesis ** 30
*For those who will choose a professor from Department of Marine Technology as supervisor.
**For those who will choose a professor from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as supervisor.

Overview of courses which has been chosen, by previous EWEM students, as an elective


  • it is possible that the course doesn’t exist anymore or that the code has been changed
  • There is no guarantee that these courses will be accepted again as elective
2393 Programming in C++
2450 Introduction to machine learning and data mining
2610 Optimization and data fitting
2619 Model predictive control
10336 Fundamental problems in fluid dynamics
31200 Fundamentals of acoustics and noise control
41129 Turbulence Theory
41207 Thin-walled beam structures
41215 Plate and shell structures
41291 Non-linear modelling and analysis of structures and solids
41319 CFD
41515 Computational multibody dynamics
41516 Anisotropy and fiber composites
41526 Fracture mechanics
41822 Experimental fluid dynamics
42003 Energy Economics, Markets and Policies
42004 Feasibility studies of energy projects
46100 Introduction to micro meteorology for wind energy
46200 Planning and design of wind farms
46211 Offshore wind energy
46320 Loads, aerodynamics and control of wind turbines
46400 Wind turbine measurement technique
46500 Probabilistic methods in wind energy
46800 Research immersion
AE4115 Experimental Simulations
AE4117 Fluid structures interactions
AE4120 Viscous flows
AE4130 Aircraft aerodynamics
AE4133: CFD II
AE4138 CFD 4: Uncertainty Quantification
AE4139 CFD 3: Large Eddy Simulation
AE4245 Advanced aircraft design II
AE4314 Helicopter Performance, Stability and Control
AE4314P Helicopter Performance, Stability and Control Practical
AE4315 Advanced dynamics
AE4350 Bio-inspired Intelligence and learning for Aerospace Applications
AE4445 Introduction to aircraft noise
AE4509 Advanced design and optimisation of composite structures I
AE4628 Structural design of composite aircraft
AE4ASM106 Stability & analysis of structures I
AE4ASM109 Design & analysis of composite structures I
AE4ASM505 Non-linear modelling (using FEM)
AE4ASM510 Design & analysis of structures II
AE4ASM511 Stability & analysis of structures II
AE4T40 Airborne wind energy
AE4X04 Materials selection in mechanical design
AE4X09 Sensor and smart materials
AE5055 Professional training
ME46060 Engineering optimization: concepts and applications
ME46115 Compliant Mechanisms
OE44120 Offshore wind farm design
OE4680 Arctic engineering
UD9001 Creative problem solving
UD9002 Solar Energy
WI4019 Non-linear differential equations
WB1416 Numerical methods for dynamics
WB1424 Turbulence A
WM0355 Critical reflection on technology
WM0540 Successful leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship within the energy sector
WM0636 Duurzame energie-economie
WM1115 Elementary course Dutch for foreigners
WM1136 Written English for technologists
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