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Offshore Energy Systems

Offshore Energy Systems (OES) is a specialisation in the Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering.

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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.
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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

Laboratory

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.

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.
Learn more about PBL.

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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 Esbjerg

Previously known primarily for its fishing industry, Esbjerg has developed into a city with two universities and more than 60 higher educational study programmes. Furthermore, Esbjerg has a lot to offer in terms of culture and leisure activities. It is not difficult to find affordable accommodation near campus and Esbjerg is cheaper to live in than most of the other university cities in Denmark.
Learn more about student life in Esbjerg and what it means to study in Esbjerg.
 

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RATED FOR EXELLENCE

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.

Rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system

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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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