Minor Offshore Wind Energy

Wind energy is one of the most promising renewable energy sources. The sector is currently expanding fast offshore, through the installation of large offshore wind farms. The demand for wind energy professionals with a technical, economic and management background, and for specialists who also have a broad understanding of the sector, is huge.

This minor is an opportunity for students to explore this new branch of the wind industry, and to acquire an in-depth understanding of the technical, financial and political aspects of offshore wind energy. The courses focus on the link between developing new technology and the relationship with the social context.

Who may attend?

The courses are aimed at Bachelor’s students at TU Delft from AE, 3mE, EWI, TNW, and CEG. The minor is also an interesting option for students from outside TU Delft with the necessary prior knowledge: basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering.

Learning aims

After completing the minor, students will:

  1. have knowledge of the technological aspects of offshore wind energy to supplement their own study programme, and more specifically of the production and transport of (sustainable) electricity.
  2. be able to place the latest technological developments regarding (offshore) wind energy, smart grids and energy markets in a social context.

How to register?
Minimum number of participants is 15 a maximum number is 50. Nearly all courses, exercises and labwork are given in English.
The registration for a minor takes place in two periods via OSIRIS.

Course description

The Minor is composed of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Offshore Wind Energy (AE), 3 EC
  • Operations Maintenance and Safety on site: practical training and course modules by Marine Campus Nederland, Den Helder, 4 EC
  • Asset Management (AE), 4 EC
  • Economics of Infrastructures (TPM), 5 EC
  • Economics of Offshore Wind Energy (TPM), 3 EC
  • Project Management Basics (CEG), 5 EC
  • Final Project (AE), 6 EC

Dr.ir. A.C. (Axelle) Viré