M.Sc. Erasmus Mundus European Wind Energy

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR13650 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Delft University of Technology | Delft, Netherlands
The European Commissionís Erasmus Mundus programme label is awarded to joint MSc programmes of outstanding quality. This award includes full scholarships and fellowships for a selection of students and visiting scholars. Erasmus Mundus programmes include a compulsory mobility scheme for all students.

Description of Erasmus Mundus European Wind Energy


In recent years, research on wind energy has accelerated, and new developments in efficient and costeffective ways of harnessing wind energy are making it increasingly attractive and competitive. The European Wind Energy Master is an Erasmus Mundus MSc degree programme that is built upon a body of emerging research that has the potential to shape the future of the wind energy sector.

In preparing engineers for a truly global sector, one of the programmeís goals is to train professionals to become resourceful problem solvers who are capable of collaborating with colleagues across cultural divides. Students acquire knowledge in the theoretical and applied sciences that underlie wind energy systems, in addition to specific competences that they will need in order to function in your chosen area of specialisation. Upon successful completion of the programme, students are awarded a double MSc degree: one diploma from each of two partner universities, depending upon the specialisations that they follow.

Engineering specialisationsEWEM offers four specialisations along the energy conversion chain, each with two or three areas of focus. The four specialisations that are offered are:

  1. Wind Physics: Atmospheric aerodynamics and turbulence and Wind farm aerodynamics
  2. Rotor Design: Aerodynamics, Structure and design, Composite design and material production and manufacturing
  3. Electrical Power systems: Power systems and Power electronics and drives
  4. Offshore Engineering: Installation, accessibility and maintenance, Design of offshore support structures and Modelling and optimisation of soil mechanics and mooring Systems

As an EWEM student, you will spend your time at least at two of the four different partner universities. The possibility exists to complete your internship and conduct part of your thesis work with one of our more than 40 partner organisations, ranging from industrial firms to other universities and research institutions.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline March
Tuition fee
  • EUR 13650 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

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.

To expose the student to the state-of-the-art and new challenges in Wind Energy, the programme is complemented by the EWEM Summer/Spring school event, regular EWEM guest lectures and symposia by guest lecturers from associated partners.

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

  • Introduction (10 ECTS): lectured at DTU, it consists of the course Wind Energy Technology and Aerodynamics (10 ECTS). The course introduces 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 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/Spring 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/Spring school, becoming a network point for MSc and PhD students, academic research staff and industry.
  • EWEM guest lectures and 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.
  • Internship (15 ECTS) or Professional orientation (6 ECTS): students can chose a full 3-months internship (they need to count on studying longer; finish with 129 ECTS) or can opt for a 1-month professional orientation in industry or research institute (associate partner or otherwise). These options can 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.

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Requirements for Erasmus Mundus European Wind Energy

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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

  1. 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.
  • 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.
  1. Two reference letters in English, French, German or Dutch:
  2. one from from a professor or an assistant professor from the faculty from which you graduated.
  3. 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.

  1. An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.
  2. Proof of identity
  3. 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

Work Experience for Erasmus Mundus European Wind Energy

No work experience is required.

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