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.
1st Semester – 30 ECTS courses @DTU
|46300||Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics||10|
|46211||Offshore Wind Energy||10|
|41224||Linear Wave Dynamics||5|
2nd Semester – 30 ECTS courses @TU Delft
|CIE4140||Dynamics of structures||4|
|OE5662||Offshore Wind Farm Design||4|
|OE4630D3||Hydromechanics Part 3||3|
|OE4651||Bottom Founded Structures||5|
|OE5665||Offshore Wind Support Structures||4|
|OE4629||Load Identification and Monitoring of Structures||4|
|OE4631||Fatigue & Fracture in Marine Structures||3|
|OE4624||Offshore Geotechnical Engineering||3|
3rd Semester – 15 ECTS courses + 15 ECTS thesis/specialization project @NTNU
|TMR 4590||Specialization project for EWEM students*||15|
|TMR4190||Finite Element Methods in Structural Analysis||7.5|
|TMR4305||Advanced Analysis of Marine Structures||7.5|
|TMR4505||Marine Structures, Specialization Course||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|
|*The Specialization Project for EWEM students is part of the thesis project. Parallel to the Specialization Project, you need to sign up for the course OE 5685-15 Problem Analysis Thesis (15 ECTS) at TU Delft. Please contact the academic coordinator for the Offshore Engineering track at TU Delft.|
4th Semester – 30 ECTS thesis (free mobility)
|Compulsory TU Delft|
|** The master thesis is supervised by the two diploma awarding universities and it is worth 45 ECTS. At both NTNU and TU Delft the thesis work is split in two parts. NTNU: TMR 4590 Specialization project for EWEM students 15 ECTS + TMR4590 Thesis 30 ECTS. TU Delft: OE 5685-15 Problem Analysis Thesis 15 ECTS + OE5690-30 Thesis 30 ECTS.|