Master’s studies

Syllabus for Wind Turbine Technology



  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TG401
  • 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 27, 2017
  • Entry requirements: Wind Power Development and Management.
  • Responsible department: Department of Engineering Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to

  • describe the most common aerodynamic, mechanical and electrical concepts for wind turbines and analyse their advantages and disadvantages for a given situation,
  • analyse the mechanical loads of a wind turbine,
  • make a conceptual plan for the operation and maintenance of a wind turbine,
  • describe and evaluate foundation, tower and turbine types with respect to terrain and wind climate,
  • write a report according to scientific standards.



Functional concepts of turbine technical systems. Aerodynamics, mechanics, electromagnetism, power and control systems. Choice of wind turbine, its configuration and placement with respect to site conditions. Wear, operations and maintenance. Sound emissions from wind turbines. Scientific writing.


Lectures and seminars.


Written hand-in assignments (3 credits)and a written project report with oral presentations (2 credits).

Other directives

The course can not be included in the same degree as 1TE729, Wind Turbine Concepts and Application.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2017