The Offshore Engineering track trains the students to master the interpretation of environmental data for the design of the structures to be used in offshore wind turbines. Major aspects treated within this specialisation are manufacturing, transport, installation, operations and maintenance of offshore wind turbines.
Profile of the Offshore Engineering graduate
- Knowledge of the specific cost drivers in offshore wind energy, i.e. installation, accessibility, maintenance and design of offshore structures
- Mastery of the design of offshore support structures, either bottom-mounted or floating, including the design for extreme and fatigue loads and accounting for soil-structure interaction, fabrication and installation issues
- Ability to develop and apply hydrodynamic models, probabilistic design methodologies and stochastic models of soil, wind and waves to the structural design
- Modelling and optimization of the layout of offshore wind farms and application of to the process of installation, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms
- Ability to model soil mechanics
- Ability to model, design and optimize mooring systems
Experimental research and modelling: The curriculum includes in all specialisations specific courses focused on experimental research and modelling in order to make the graduate able to develop tools and verify solutions through experiments.
(Students who wish to follow extra courses can do so without extra tuition fees (please, check for possible limitations!). However, a check with the EWEM Tutor and course lecturer is always recommended prior to attend any extra course.)
List of Courses
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 Wind Physics track is provided below.
Note: the listed electives courses only represent a recommendation. Students are always invited to check the elective courses available at their universities and ask for permission to join any elective of their choice.
1st Semester – 30 ECTS courses @DTU
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|46300||Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics||10|
|46211||Offshore Wind Energy||10|
|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|
2nd Semester – 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.
|CIE4140||Dynamics of structures||4|
|OE44120||Offshore Wind Farm Design||4|
|OE44030||Offshore Geotechnical Engineering||4|
|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|
3rd Semester – 15 ECTS courses + 15 ECTS thesis/specialization project @NTNU
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|TMR 4590||Wind Turbine Energy – Offshore Engineering, Specialization Project*||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.
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.
4th Semester – 30 ECTS thesis (free mobility)
|Compulsory TU Delft|
|TMR5950||Wind Turbine Energy – Offshore Engineering, Master Thesis||30|
|** 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 Wind Turbine Energy – Offshore Engineering, Specialization Project 15 ECTS + TMR 5950 Master Thesis 30 ECTS. TU Delft: OE54015 Problem Analysis Thesis 15 ECTS + OE54030 Thesis 30 ECTS.|