Offshore Engineering track

The Offshore Engineering track trains students to master the interpretation of environmental data. These data are used to design offshore structures for offshore wind turbines. Considerations on the manufacturing, transport, installation and operations & maintenance will be treated in detail.

the Offshore Engineering graduate

  • is knowledgeable of the specific cost drivers in offshore wind energy: installation, accessibility & maintenance and design of structures,
  • masters the process of design of offshore support structures, both bottom-mounted and floating, including design for extreme and fatigue load, soil-structure interaction as well as fabrication and installation issues,
  • is able to develop hydrodynamic models and apply them; apply probabilistic design methodologies and stochastic models of soil, wind and waves to the structural design,
  • to model and optimize the layout of offshore wind farms, applying its knowledge of the installation, operation and maintenance process of offshore wind farms;
  • is able to model soil mechanics and to model, design and optimize mooring systems.

Experimental research and modelling: The curriculum includes, in all specializations, specific courses/content focused on experimental research and on modelling. The objective of this content is to assure that the graduate is able to develop tools and verify solutions through experiments.

Attending extra courses: students that wish to follow extra courses can do so without paying extra tuition (subject to limitations).  Students should always check with the EWEM Tutor and course lecturer before attending extra courses.

List of Courses

The student is expected to take the mandatory courses and complete the list of courses with electives of his/her choice to reach a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester. The course list has to be approved by the track coordinator. Note: at DTU it is not possible to obtain more than 30 ECTS per semester.