Offshore Engineering

Track

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.)

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 Offshore Engineering track is provided below.

Note: the listed electives courses only represent pre-approved courses by the track coordinators. Students are always invited to check the elective courses available at their universities and ask for permission to join any elective of their choice.

30 ECTS courses @DTU

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Mandatory

 

ECTS

46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics 10
46211 Offshore Wind Energy 10
41111 Hydrodynamics 2 5

Electives*

 

ECTS

46100 Introduction to Micrometeorology for Wind Energy 5
46500 Probabilistic Methods in Wind Energy 5
11464 Advanced Soil Mechanics 5

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.

3rd Quarter

 

Mandatory 

ECTS

CIE4140 Structural Dynamics 4
OE44095 Bottom Founded Structures 6

Electives

OE44030 Offshore Geotechnical Engineering 4
OE44091 Structural Dynamics Practical 2
OE44115 Arctic Engineering 4
     

4th Quarter

 

Mandatory

OE44100 Floating Structures & Offshore Moorings 6
OE44120 Offshore Wind Farms Design 4
OE44135 Offshore Wind Support Structures 4

Electives

OE44050 CFD for Dredging & Offshore Engineering 3
MT44010 Non-metallic materials in Marine Structures 5
CIE4260 Measurement and Analysis of Vibrations 4
CIE4362 Soil Structure Interaction 3
CIE5340 Soil Dynamics 4
EPA1223 Macro-economics for Policy Analysis 5

15 ECTS courses + 15 ECTS thesis/specialization project @NTNU

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Mandatory

ECTS

TMR4590 Wind Turbine Energy - Offshore Engineering, Specialization Project* 15
TBA4551 Marine Civil Engineering, Specialization Project ** 15

Electives

TMR4505 Marine Structures, Specialization Course*** 7.5
AT-327 Arctic Offshore Engineering 7.5
TMR4190 Finite Element Methods in Structural Analysis 7.5
TMR4215 Sea Loads 7.5
TMR4305 Advanced Analysis of Marine Structures 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
TMR4116 Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Course 7.5
TMM4195 Fatigue design 7.5
BA8304 Soil modeling (Ph.D. course)**** 10
*The Specialization Project for EWEM students is part of the thesis project for those who will choose a professor from Department of Marine Technology as supervisor.

**The Specialization Project for EWEM students is part of the thesis project for those who will choose a professor from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as supervisor.

***Two modules of 3,75 ECTS each(or one of 7.5+ ECTS) shall be selected.

****This course is only taught once every two years. 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.

30 ECTS thesis (free mobility)

 

Compulsory TU Delft

ECTS

OE54030 Master Thesis 30

Compulsory NTNU

TMR5950 Wind Turbine Energy - Offshore Engineering, Master Thesis* 30
TBA4920 Marine Civil Engineering, Master Thesis** 30

*For those who will choose a professor from Department of Marine Technology as supervisor.

**For those who will choose a professor from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as supervisor.