Wind Power Systems (Energy Engineering)
Master (2 years) of Science in Wind Power Systems, 120 ECTSAgriculture and environment Engineering
|Institution||Aalborg University (AAU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||6700 EUR|
DescriptionThe wind industry is developing rapidly; many new technologies are being applied. New problems are being revealed due to the large penetration of wind power systems into the network grid. Some of the wind installations will be very large off-shore wind farm, which should act as power plants and should support the stability and power balance in the network grid.In the future it is also expected that a lot of new small wind turbines will be installed, maybe as plug and play units at household level. These wind turbines could be both vertical and horizontal axis turbines. This will provide many new challenges for wind power engineers in the future.
The MSc specialisation in Wind Power System (WPS) focuses on the electrical aspects of wind power systems ensuring an excellent education in subjects such as generators, power electronics, control engineering and power system technology related to wind power applications. This will provide an excellent background for engineering employment in the wind industry.
You will study topics like:
- How do we ensure electric network stability when a large wind turbine is connected to the system?
- Should direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) transmission be applied in offshore wind parks of the future?
- What type of generator provides the highest efficiency in a given application?
- How can a wind turbine be protected against lightning?
- How do you design a micro electricity supply network comprising a wind turbine, energy storage and loads?
Career OpportunitiesThe gained knowledge enables the MSc graduates to work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions.Examples of possible employers:
- Electrical transmission companies such as Vattenfall, DongEnergy and Energinet.dk
- Wind industry such as Vestas and Siemens Wind Power
- Power industry such as ABB and Siemens
- Power system or electronics companies
- Counselling companies
About the DegreeDuring the MSc programme in Wind Power Systems (WPS), you will study the electrical phenomena in wind power systems and achieve a high level of competence in the field of generators, power electronics, control techniques, power systems and integration of wind turbines in the electric power supply network. The teaching of the programme is carried out in an innovative, dynamic and challenging environment through a combination of research-based courses, team-based project work and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners and energy supply companies. The teaching is carried out in English because many international students are enrolled in the study programme.
AdmissionAdmission to the MSc programme in Wind Power Systems presupposes a BSc degree in Electrical Energy Engineering, Power Systems or similar.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
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TuitionThere is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland.
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
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