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.)
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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|46300||Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics||10|
|46211||Offshore Wind Energy||10|
|46100||Introduction to Micrometeorology for Wind Energy||5|
|46500||Probabilistic Methods in Wind Energy||5|
|11464||Advanced Soil Mechanics||5|
30 ECTS courses @TU DelftThe 2nd semester at the TU Delft is divided in two quarters. Click here to find information about the courses at the TU Delft.
|OE44095||Bottom Founded Structures||6|
|OE44030||Offshore Geotechnical Engineering||4|
|OE44091||Structural Dynamics Practical||2|
|OE44100||Floating Structures & Offshore Moorings||6|
|OE44120||Offshore Wind Farms Design||4|
|OE44135||Offshore Wind Support Structures||4|
|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|
|EPA1223||Macro-economics for Policy Analysis||5|
15 ECTS courses + 15 ECTS thesis/specialization project @NTNU
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|TMR4590||Wind Turbine Energy - Offshore Engineering, Specialization Project*||15|
|TBA4551||Marine Civil Engineering, Specialization Project **||15|
|TMR4505||Marine Structures, Specialization Course***||7.5|
|AT-327||Arctic Offshore Engineering||7.5|
|TMR4190||Finite Element Methods in Structural Analysis||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|
|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
|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.