Master’s studies

Syllabus for Project Course in Wind Farm Site Optimisation

Projektkurs i optimering av vindparker


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1GV142
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2016-03-10
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2016-11-08
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2017
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within engineering, science or social science. Also required is Wind Power Project Management, 15 credits, Policy, Planning and Permission for Wind Energy, 5 credits, Wind Turbine Technology, 5 credits, Wind Power Grid Integration, 5 credits and Wind Resource Assessment and Energy Estimations, 10 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After having passed the course the student should be able to:

  • apply clean energy project analysis software for a particular wind farm
  • optimise a wind farm for best energy output and financial outcome
  • assess aspects related to site options
  • evaluate wind projects in a number of energy, economic, environmental, societal and technological criteria based on previous knowledge
  • compare a number of competing wind power projects and decide the optimum wind power project for a given site
  • conduct a financial analysis of a wind power projects' major activities


Optimisation of wind farms based on technical, economical, environmental and social aspects will be studied. These aspects of a wind farm project will also include consideration of infrastructure such as grid and roads. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methods will be introduced as an appropriate operational tool in wind farm site optimisation and will be applied in a particular project.


Lectures, seminars and group work.


Written project report, 5 credits.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2017