Learning outcomes

The EWEM programme aims to train students in emerging research domains with a high potential impact to shape the future of the wind energy sector. It prepares students for employment in multidisciplinary departments in industry and/or for continuing their studies within PhD programmes. After completing the EWEM programme the graduate will

  • understand the product development process applied (within and outside wind energy).
  • be able to apply and/or improve a scientific methodology to improve product development.
  • possesses the competencies necessary for the design and implementation of complex wind energy systems and their components in one of the four specialisation tracks.
  • be able to contribute to the formulation and implementation of a research project.

The joint introduction in the first semester and specific multi-disciplinary and project-oriented teaching instruments will provide the student with the ability to transfer knowledge and competences beyond the limits of his/her specialisation and to embed design choices in a socio-technical context.

The student will acquire knowledge in both theoretical and applied sciences underlying wind energy systems in general and the chosen specialisation track, which will allow him/her to adapt quickly to changes in this constantly evolving field, and specific competencies necessary to operate in the chosen area of specialization.

The student will also attain expertise in putting his/her knowledge into practice by participating in laboratory projects and the internship placement. Moreover, the student will attain practical project management skills which are necessary for an effective application of the knowledge acquired.

The EWEM track structure, specific multi-disciplinary and project-oriented teaching instruments as well as the internship and the master thesis provide the EWEM graduate with a range of generic tools and skills to:

  • use initiative and take responsibility in multicultural teams,
  • apply his/her knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments and in creative and innovative ways,
  • make sound decisions in challenging situations,
  • apply practical project management skills,
  • integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge and handle complexity of wind energy systems, and formulate judgements with incomplete or limited information (e.g. environmental data, technical and economic product performance, market developments), that includes reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of his/her knowledge and judgements,
  • continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous,
  • communicate conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to wind energy specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously
  • act as an academic entrepreneur, defining new questions and research.

The international dimension of the EWEM Course guarantees that students familiarize themselves with different educational methods and a multicultural education.