Starting your MSc is exciting, but can also be challenging if you don't know what to expect. This is especially true for international students. Therefore on this page we would like to give you some information about what to expect, what will be expected of you, how to prepare and where to find information.
1) Choose between Aerodynamics and Wind Energy!
You need to choose between the Profile Aerodynamics and Profile Wind Energy already at the start of Q1! The reason is that already in Q1 the Profile courses between Aerodynamics and Wind Energy differ:
AE4120 Viscous Flows Q2 AE4135 Rotor/wake Aerodynamics Q3/4 AE4202 CFD for Aerospace Engineers Q1
AE4115 Experimental Simulation Q2/3 AE4130 Aircraft Aerodynamics Q1/2 AE4136 CFD 2: Discretization Techniques Q2 AE4140 Gas Dynamics I Q1 AE4180 Flow Measurement Techniques Q3/4 WI3150TU Partial Differential Equations A Q1
AE4ASM506 Fundamentals of Aeroelasticity Q3 AE4W21-14 Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity Q4 AE4T40 Airborne Wind Energy Q1/2 AE4W09 Wind Turbine Design Q3/4 AE4W13 Site Conditions for Wind Turbine Design Q3/4 AE4W02TU Introduction to Wind Turbines: Q2 Physics and Technology
2) How to make your choice between Aerodynamics and Wind Energy?
- Check the content of the (Profile) Courses in studyguide.tudelft.nl
- Check out:
- Aerodynamics website (research topics)
- “MSc AE Profile Aerodynamics” Brightspace*) page (thesis topics)
- Wind Energy website (research topics)
- Wind Energy - proposed master thesis projects
*) Brightspace will become available one month before the start of the semester
The MSc program can be tough especially if you need to catch up with some of the expected prior knowledge and/or skills at the start of the first Quarter. In order to give you the possibility to check your prior knowledge and skills, we have identified the most important reading and training material that you can review, test yourself and if required study and practice.
 James Stewart, "Calculus: Early Transcendentals", 8th ed., Cengage Learning (2016), Metric Version, ISBN 978-1-305-27237-8. (Calculus)
 David C. Lay, “Linear Algebra and its Applications”, Global Edition, 5/E, ISBN-13: 9781784499303. (Linear Algebra)
 W.E. Boyce, R.C.DiPrima, “Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems”, Wiley, New York. (Differential equations)
In particular when you do not have an Aerospace Engineering Bachelor degree, please review the books of John D. Anderson to be informed on nomenclature / theory of flight and aerodynamics:
Aircraft performance / notations:
 John D. Anderson, “Introduction to Flight”, 6th edition or later, (Chapters 5,6,7: conventions, airfoils/wings, airplane performance, stability & control)
 John D. Anderson jr., Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGraw-Hill, Chapters 1-10.
Basic programming skills:
An Introduction to Programming and Numerical Methods in MATLAB, S.R. Otto and J.P. Denier
- front-matter: preface, content
- CH1: Simple Calculations with MATLAB
- CH2: Writing Scripts and Functions
- CH3: Loops and Conditional Statements
- Main differences between a script and function file
- Mathlab assignments
 Python, codecademy - learn Python
 Python, introduction to computer science and programming in Python
Join the AWEP Society (student organization for the tracks Aerodynamics & Wind Energy and Flight Performance & Propulsion). Get into contact with fellow students for practical information and join social events.In order to keep our members informed and involved; regular updates and announcements are sent out via Brightspace and Facebook.
Furthermore, we are present on both Facebook and LinkedIn with our own page.
! Important note for all new master students !
From the 1st of August onwards, you will be able to log in on Brightspace, the online learning platform of the university. Subscribe to our AWEP Brightspace following this link AWEP Brightspace. Here we will post important information and announcements regarding the start of next year and the introduction activities. We will also be available via the Brightspace page for answering all questions you may have.
If you have any questions, you can also reach us via:
A big thanks from all of us as AWEP board and hope to see you all in good health at the beginning of next year.