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 are the only courses that are pre-approved by the track coordinators. Should students want to follow elective courses that are not already included in this list, they should request their track coordinators to review and approve the courses before enrolling for such courses.

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 (Q3&Q4). Click here to find information about the courses at the TU Delft.

Mandatory 

ECTS

OE44076

Offshore Renewable Energy (Q3)

6

OE44097

Offshore Support Structures (Q3)

6

OE44100

Floating Structures & Offshore Moorings (Q4)

6

Electives

OE44030 Offshore Geotechnical Engineering (Q3) 4

OE44050

CFD for Dredging & Offshore Engineering (Q4)

3

OE44085

Fatigue Strength of Marine Structures (Q3)

5

OE44090

Introduction to Computational Dynamics of Offshore Structures  (Q4)

4

OE44105

Marine Pipelines  (Q4)

4

OE44110

Subsea Engineering  (Q4)

4

MT44000

Mechatronics in MT  (Q4)

5

Ethics and Engineering Courses (choose 1 out of 2)

WM0320TU

Ethics and Engineering (Q3)

3

WM0349WB

Philosophy of Engineering Science and Design (Q4)

3

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

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Mandatory

ECTS

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

TBM4501

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Specialization Project **

15

Electives

AT-327

Arctic Offshore Engineering

7.5

TBA4116

Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Course

7.5

TMM4195

Fatigue design

7.5

TMR4190

Finite Element Methods in Structural Analysis

7.5

TMR4200

Fatigue and Fracture of Marine Structures

7.5

TMR4215

Sea Loads

7.5

TMR4235

Stochastic Theory of Sea Loads

7.5

TMR4305

Advanced Analysis of Marine Structures

7.5

TMR4505

Marine Structures, Specialization Course***

7.5

TMR4525

Marine Hydrodynamics, Specialization Course

7.5

*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.

30 ECTS thesis (free mobility)

 

Compulsory TU Delft

ECTS

OE54030EWEM Master Thesis 30

Compulsory NTNU

TMR5950 Wind Turbine Energy - Offshore Engineering, Master Thesis* 30
TBM4900 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. 
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