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.)
Check out more about the courses you have to follow and which ones can be chosen as electives.