Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Wind Power Project Management A1N
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
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.
After approved course the student should be able to:
give an account of and analyse sustainability and deployment potential of energy sources
identify and explain a wind power project's phases
identify, analyse and evaluate the conditions and regulations affecting wind energy development
apply project management methodology and process to wind power projects
design a project plan and schedule
account for and evaluate contracts connected with wind power projects as well as assess insurance and compensation requirements
perform and evaluate simple cost analyses and evaluate the basic conditions for the financing of wind power projects
account for the basic structure and contents of a postgraduate thesis and critically reflect upon research findings and methodologies
clearly present an individual or group assignment within wind power in oral or written form
The course includes studies of sustainable development and energy sources as well as their deployment potential. Basic mathematical and physical concepts will be covered. An introduction to prerequisites for wind power development including how a wind turbine works, planning for wind energy, environmental impact, location and economic aspects will be given. The phases of wind power projects is studied. Additionally, quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistical analysis and experimental design will be introduced together with the steps of academic reasoning. Oral and written presentations in a scientific context will be discussed and practiced in the course. The course focus on project management methodology and processes spectifc to the development of wind power projects. Project planning, project team organisation, negotiations and conflict resolutions are important parts of the course. A site study visit to an operating wind farm is included.
Lectures, seminars, group and field work.
Written hand-in assignments, seminars, study visit and negotiation exercise 7 credits Oral presentations 2 credits Oral exam 2 credits Written project report 4 credits
week 30, 2017
Energy systems and sustainability : power for a sustainable future