M.Sc. Erasmus Mundus European Wind Energy

Delft University of Technology

Application deadline: 1 april 2013
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,835 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The EWEM - European Wind Energy Master aims to educate 120-150 MSc graduates per year in Wind Energy technology, covering the top 1-2% global demand of Wind Energy professionals with post-graduate education. The study is an MSc degree in engineering, lasting two years, where students are awarded a double-degree in engineering from two of the host institutions.

EWEM is an advanced MSc for elite cohorts of students, with four specializations that follow the energy conversion chain:

* Wind Physics
* Rotor Design
* Electric Power Systems
* Offshore Engineering

Partner Universities
The European Wind Energy Master consortium is composed of four Universities, world leaders in Wind Energy and Offshore Wind Energy research and education:

* Delft University of Technology
* Technical University of Denmark
* Norwegian University of Science and Technology
* Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

The students, depending on the choice of specialization, will spend different semesters at the different partner universities, benefiting from a range of expert lecturers and a truly international education

The EWEM programme 2013-2015 will start in September 2013. Student applications will open in September 2012.

Career opportunities
Wind energy jobs in Europe are expected to grow from the current 200.000 to 450.000 by 2020. The global growth will be even faster. Global Wind Energy jobs are expected to double every 10 years. The technological demands of larger wind turbines, wind farms, penetration in the electricity grid, increasing of the complexity and the required performance need new solutions.

Therefore, graduates with an MSc in Wind Energy have outstanding career opportunities. As a graduate, you are on the leading edge of this very new, exciting and expanding field. EWEM prepares these graduates for a career both in industry and in academia.

The relevant of the vast network of EWEM associated partners guarantees that students and graduates have a high visibility with the largest players in Wind Energy.

EWEM cooperates with the most relevant wind energy partners, ranging wind energy associations, wind turbine manufacturers, (offshore) wind farm developers, R&D institutions, utilities and other players in the wind energy value chain. These partners also offer graduates opportunities to start a career in the Wind Energy sector.

In addition, an EWEM graduate will receive a double diploma in wind energy and engineering , awarded by two of the host universities. Therefore career prospects in the following sectors are also possible: Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Offshore engineering, Renewable Energy, Energy Systems, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.


Four tracks of specialization: the EWEM is divided in four tracks (specializations), along the energy conversion chain: Wind Physics, Rotor Design, Electric Power Systems and Offshore Engineering, transversally connected by its application to Wind Energy Technology. A schematic representation of the structure of the programme is presented below.

Didactic approach: the student builds the specific knowledge of the MSc track and profile through courses, practical courses and assignments/projects, complemented by a directed internship and a supervised final MSc project. The consolidation of the theoretical content is made by a range of experimental and computational assignments.

To expose the student to the state-of-the-art and new challenges in Wind Energy, the programme is complemented by the EWEM Summer School event, regular EWEM Symposia by guest lecturers from associated partners and the EWEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop.

EWEM track structure: each EWEM is a two-year joint programme (120 ECTS) with seven distinct elements:

* Introduction (20 ECTS): lectured at DTU, it consists of the courses Wind Energy Technology and Aerodynamics (10 ECTS) and Technology, Economics, Management and Organisation -TEMO (10 ECTS). The courses introduce the full EWEM students cohort to Wind Energy technology and the role of the graduate as a technological agent, including technology valorisation, team work and management, and in a given organisation from a strategic, tactical and operational perspective.
* Specialization (49-61 ECTS): this block includes compulsive (core) and elective courses, both on the specialization (applied and fundamental) and general competences, such as scientific writing, research methodologies and languages.
* Summer School: guest lecturers from industry and academia lecture on Wind Energy R&D, market and general competences; it is a transversal to the four specializations. It is elective and free of charge for EWEM Students and for EWEM Alumni, and will be integrated with the EAWE PhD Summer School, becoming a network point for MSc and PhD students, academic research staff and industry.
* EWEM Symposia: regular symposia by guest lecturers/researchers from our associate partners and by PhD students from the Consortium, exposing students to the state-of-the-art in research.
* EWEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop: graduates will be ethical agents, as research entrepreneurs in the Wind Energy innovation process. Following up on the content of the TEMO course (1st semester), Internship, Summer School and EWEM Symposia, this workshop focus on: Knowledge Value Chain management, organisation of knowledge processes, technology trees, technology/market maturity analyses, intellectual property and developing a business model.
* Internship (6-9 ECTS): students can do their internship with EWEM associated partners (Award Criterion A.1.6), or propose their own internship in other institutions; it can also be integrated with the MSc thesis. Students develop skills evaluating professional standards in respect to sustainable development, project and risk management, value management, health and safety management, knowledge management, business operation and organisational culture, policies and processes.
* MSc thesis (30-45 ECTS): the thesis work can be developed at any of the partner institutions or associated partners, independent of specialization, and is jointly supervised by supervisors from the two diploma awarding partners in the study track, and possibly a third local supervisor. The list of available thesis topics is agreed upon by the EWEM Academic Board and associated partners, verifying feasibility and quality of the research questions and methodology. Students are also encouraged to propose own topics for their MSc thesis. The thesis is an individual in-depth research or expert design project. Students can take an in-depth mono disciplinary thesis project or link his thesis to a multidisciplinary project. For the track Wind Physics, the thesis work is 30 ECTS. For the remaining tracks, thesis work is 45 ECTS; consisting of 15 ECTS of thesis definition work performed during the 3rd semester (literature review, definition of the research question, definition of methodology and selection of tools) and a 30 ECTS thesis development and reporting in the 4th semester.


What is required to be considered for admission to an MSc programme? Please note: if you do not meet all the formal requirements, it is no use applying.

1)A. A good university Bachelor's degree in a main subject closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.
orB. A proof that you have nearly completed a Bachelor's programme in a main subject which is closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.

Exceptions: Management of Technology, Engineering and Policy Analysis and Science Education & Communication, to which all students holding any Bachelors of technology or science / engineering degree may be admitted.

2)A Bachelor's Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, unless specific requirements are defined for the country in which you obtained your Bachelors degree:

* Countries A - H
* Countries I - P
* Countries Q - Z

Please note: if you have not graduated yet your CGPA must meet the requirements at the time of application.

3)Proof of English language proficiency

Only nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement. Applicants who obtained a bachelors degree in one of the mentioned countries, are also exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

Certificates older than two years are not accepted. As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the IELTS or TOEFL several months before starting your application.

It is allowed to send us a copy of your test results, please check the application documents for detailed information.

* For EU/EFTA nationals, the English language certificate may be submitted until 1 July provided that all other required hard copy documents are received before the application deadline of 1 April.
* Nationals of the Peoples Republic of China only: for visa purposes you need a Nuffic certificate as proof of your English language proficiency. In order to obtain the Nuffic certificate you will need to take the IELTS or TOEFL internet-based test.

4)A clear and relevant essay in English (1,000 - 2,000 words) addressing the following:Your motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice.

* Your motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice.
* Why you wish to pursue this programme abroad and/or in the Netherlands in particular.
* Why you are interested in TU Delft and what you expect to find here
* If there are optional specialisations in the Masters programme of your choice: which specialisation(s) interest you most, and why?
* Describe your hypothetical thesis project; what kind of a projectwould you prefer if you were free to make a choice? Also briefly explain what you would want to explore in your thesis project. Provide a maximum of three hypothetical thesis topics and elaborate on your particular interests in them.
* A brief summary (maximum 250 words) of the thesis work or the final assignment (to be) done for your Bachelors programme, including information on the credits earned, grade, and full workload.

5)Two reference letters in English, French, German or Dutch:

* one from from a professor or an assistant professor from the faculty from which you graduated.
* one from your employer, if you already have work experience.

If you have not yet graduated or do not have work experience, you need to provide two letters from professors or assistant professors from the faculty at which you are studying.

6)An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.

7)Proof of identity

8)Please note:Applicants for Architecture Urbanism & Building Sciences, Design for Interaction, Integrated Product Design and Strategic Product Design are required to upload a digital portfolio. Please note that only uploaded portfolios will be processed. The programme specific portfolio requirements are described on the following pages:

* portfolio requirements for Architecture Urbanism & Building Sciences (and its five tracks)
* portfolio requirements for Design for Interaction
* portfolio requirements for Integrated Product Design
* Portfolio requirements for Strategic Product Design

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test: 90


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