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ENERGY ENGINEERING, MASTER

Power sources

Wind Power Systems

When you study Energy Engineering, you can choose the specialisation in Wind Power Systems (WPS).

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The wind power industry is developing rapidly with many new technologies frequently being designed and implemented. Also, new problems are revealed due to the many different wind power systems in the electrical grid. Some of the future wind installations will be very large offshore wind farms that will act as power plants and support the electrical grid in terms of stability, power balance with services like frequency support, reactive power, etc.

In the future, it is expected that many small wind turbines will be installed, perhaps as plug and play units at the household level. These wind turbines could be both vertical and horizontal axis turbines. This will create many new challenges for wind power engineers. With the specialisation in Wind Power Systems you are taught how to handle issues such as these.

The specialisation in Wind Power Systems focuses on the electrical aspects of wind power systems, ensuring a thorough knowledge of areas such as generators, power electronics, control engineering and power system technology related to wind power applications.

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In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues within the programme’s field of study that challenge you to use all of your knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will better prepare you for your own work life after you graduate.

This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.

Wind Power Systems engineers in the electrical area have a wide range of job opportunities. They can work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions. Your future employer could be Vattenfall, Ørsted, Energinet.dk, Vestas, Siemens Wind Power, KK-Wind Solutions, ABB, Siemens or the public sector.

See the brochure about the Energy Master’s programmes (pdf):
Brochure about the Energy Master’s programmes

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PROBLEM BASED LEARNING (PBL)

Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning which means that you work in a team on a written assignment each semester - possibly in collaboration with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally; including by UNESCO.
The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competencies at a high academic level in an independent way. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, which will ensure that you are well prepared for your future career.
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TEAMWORK

When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students who have roughly the same academic interests and ambitions as yourself. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students.
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COLLABORATION WITH THE Industry

The Department of Energy Technology works closely with the industry; particularly some of the leading companies within the field of energy technology. This means that you have the possibility to work with some of the real-life issues and problems that companies and organisations face. This gives you the opportunity to enhance your academic competencies with an industry-oriented and practical angle.

YOUR TEACHER is a RESEARCHer

At the Department of Energy Technology teaching is research based. This means that your lecturers are doing research within the same academic fields that they teach. Therefore, you have access to the latest knowledge and dedicated and passionate teachers. The teaching material not only includes books but may also consist of, for example, current academic articles from journals.
Learn more about the teaching methods at AAU and the research programmes at the Department of Energy Technology.

WORLD-CLASS LABORATORIES

The laboratories at the Department of Energy Technology are of the highest standard and you will work in the best laboratory conditions with access to the latest technology.
Learn more about the laboratory facilities at the Department of Energy Technology.

STUDYING IN Aalborg

As a university city, Aalborg has many advantages. The city is Denmark's fourth largest, and a good 20 percent of the municipality's inhabitants are students. The city has much to offer when it comes to culture, sports and leisure, but at the same time, has a manageable size and safe environment. Compared to other university cities in Denmark, it is easy to find good student accommodation in Aalborg.
Learn more about student life in Aalborg and what it means to study in Aalborg.
 

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Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.
 

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