This Masters programme is designed for those who wish to focus on the exciting interdisciplinary field of wind power project management. The study plan emphasizes applied knowledge through the frequent guest lectures provided by experts in different fields, by using the state of the art simulation and planning methods as well as excursions to windfarms and onto wind turbines.
Different aspects of these subjects are introduced at the beginning of the programme. In the first course management theory and skills are taught. These skills will be applied and practiced throughout the year. Courses in wind resource assessment and planning will include essential topics like wind resource assessment, energy estimations, planning and development, economics, community relations, the impact of environmental regulations and acceptance. These topics will be studied highlighting their role in the development and management of wind power projects.
Critical thinking, oral and writing skills are equal elements of professional competence and important parts of the curriculum. These skills are applied in a thesis course (15 credits) at the end of the spring term where you will independently conduct research and produce a thesis.
As a student in the programme, you will meet industry representatives, researchers and expert teaching staffs that contribute to the development of the field. You will also build a broad network of contacts, enabling you to establish links with potential future employers and for internships in the industry. A further strength of this Master's programme is its interdisciplinary and international approach which forms an exciting multi-culture student environment.
As a student at Campus Gotland in Visby, you can enjoy everything this unique location has to offer. Not only is the island of Gotland just 90 km from the Swedish mainland, but the Baltic States are just 130 km away. Transport between Gotland and Stockholm, Swedens capital, is frequent.
The important network contacts that you will make during your studies will be a valuable resource for your future employment prospects. The job market is strongly international since methods and issues are similar in different parts of the world. Rapid development in the field of wind power project management means that the demand for competence is increasing internationally.
This all-English language programme has an interdisciplinary orientation to prepare students for global management positions across the wide spectrum of wind energy industry operating and investment interests, e.g., wind farm operating companies, consulting firms, local and national governments, component manufacturing and supply chain companies, research institutions or others working with renewable energy and/or environmental balance issues.
Graduates with prior wind power or other industry employment experience may re-enter the work force with advanced management skills qualifying for senior project management positions. Graduates with this programme as their initial employment entry degree will have demonstrable knowledge relevant to wind farm project development and management as well as community relations. This is a powerful combination and the demand for that type of expertise is expected to increase within a ten-year period. Your professional career may also be in scientific or technical research and development, as a scientific and/or technical advisor, consultant or project leader. The programme can also prepare you for PhD studies.
The programme leads to a Master of Science (60 credits) with Wind Power Project Management as the main field of study.
The autumn semester starts with an introduction course that is studied in parallel with Project Management Theory and Skills. This is followed by courses in Wind Power Technology that provide the knowledge of meteorological, mechanical and electrical prerequisites of wind power projects.
You will also take a course in research methodology that prepares you for your thesis.
In the Spring semester the knowledge you have previously acquired is applied together with planning aspects and project management. Evaluation and optimisation of wind power projects are practiced. The semester concludes with an individual thesis.
As the programme is thematic you often study several aspects of Wind Power Project Development and Management at the same time.
For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.
Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 145000
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