Education and training


DTU is the only university in the world to offer a full two-year Master of Science programme in wind energy. The students will acquire a thorough knowledge of technologies related to wind power production which qualifies them to analyse, design, develop and operate future wind energy systems. They may choose between Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in all relevant topics. Researchers from the wind energy industry are deeply involved in the programme and take part in the teaching.

DTU Wind Energy contributes to two master programmes: Master of Science in Sustainable Energy and a Nordic Master in Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering (ISEE) where students study at minimum two of the six technical universities in five Nordic countries.

Furthermore, a new European Wind Energy education, the Erasmus Mundus European Wind Energy Master (EWEM), was initiated autumn 2012. It is a two year programme where the students can specialise in the following tracks: Wind Physics, Rotor Design, Electric Power Systems, and Offshore Engineering. The programme involves four universities: Delft University of Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. The students are to take courses at minimum two of the participating universities.

Graduate schools
The Department of Wind Energy is administrating a PhD graduate school and develops PhD courses in different research areas. This is done in association with the Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (DCAMM), the Danish Academy of Wind Energy (DAWE) and the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE). The PhD programme attracts graduate students from all over the world and comprises around 50 PhD students.

The Department of Wind Energy focuses on communicating research and development to the industry and the Danish society as such. Thus, DTU Wind Energy offers quality training courses and postgraduate training for professionals in the industry covering a wide range of wind-related issues. This interaction also results in new cooperation projects and identification of new problems to be solved by fundamental research.

DTU Wind Energy offers a wide range of courses, from technical courses in e.g. offshore wind energy to PhD summer schools. Some courses are linked to the use of software products from DTU Wind Energy, such as WAsP (computing of wind resources), WAsP Engineering (wind design assumptions), HAWCStab (computing the natural frequencies, modal damping and mode shapes of a three-bladed wind turbine), HAWC2 (aeroelastic code), or EllipSys/Flex (models for wind turbine designs).

Insights from a PhD student at DTU Wind...

Insights from a PhD student at DTU Wind...

Insights from a PhD student at DTU Wind...

MSc at DTU Wind Energy

Training courses for industry