When you study Sustainable Energy Engineering, you can choose the specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems.
In this study programme, you learn about design, analysis and modelling of offshore energy systems and the system component interaction. You get to work with fluid and water wave mechanics, offshore energy system including electrical and mechanical systems, together with control, optimisation and diagnosis of offshore energy systems.
Teaching takes place in an innovative and dynamic environment. You will experience courses, problem based project work and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners and energy supply companies. Companies play an active part in the project work, and they provide guest lecturers and arrange company visits for students. All of this provides you with an excellent opportunity to build a network in the industrial world before graduation.
During the MSc specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems, you will study technologies related to all different kinds of energy systems such as offshore wind turbines, offshore oil and gas production, wave energy, etc.
The specialisation gives you insight into various technologies for energy transfer, harvesting and control of offshore energy systems. Also, you gain knowledge of how to design, analyse and model mechanical systems, fluid power systems and electrical systems with complex dynamics and elements with non-linear behaviour.
You will work with topics such as:
- Design, modelling and optimisation of energy systems used in various offshore energy applications
- Operation, functionality and interaction between the various components of offshore energy systems
- Systems integration with respect to both systems efficiency and control engineering aspects of offshore energy systems
- Developing, constructing and operating offshore energy systems in the laboratory and in real applications
- Practical realisation and implementation of offshore energy systems concerning both innovative aspects, business planning and economical considerations
Meet Sigurd and his project group
Sigurd is studying Offshore Energy Systems at Aalborg University Esbjerg. Hear him tell about group work, what he is working with and why he has chosen this study.
In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues in relation to offshore energy systems that challenge you to use all of your combined 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. You are then better prepared 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.
Sustainable Energy engineers with the specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems have a wide range of job opportunities. You will be able to work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions. Your future employer may be Vattenfall, Ørsted, Mærsk Olie og Gas, Offshore Center Danmark, Vestas Wind Systems, Siemens Wind Power, KK Wind Solutions or consultancies.