Master’s studies

Syllabus for Master Programme in Wind Power Project Management

Magisterprogram i vindkraftprojektering

A later update of this programme syllabus has been published.

  • 60 credits
  • Programme code: TVP2N
  • Established: 2013-11-21
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2015-11-12
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Reg. no: TEKNAT 2014/47
  • Syllabus applies from: Autumn 2016
  • Responsible faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Science (i.e. three years of full-time studies) in engineering, science or social science.

Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test with the following minimum scores:


  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5

  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90

  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE

Decisions and Guidelines

1. Decision to offer one-year Master programme
According to a decision taken by the Vice Chancellor 2012-09-17, Uppsala University will offer a one-year Master programme in Wind Power Project Managment.

2. Objectives for a Degree

2.1 Objectives for a Degree of Master (One Year) (Magisterexamen)
Objectives for a Degree of Master (One Year) according to the Higher Education Ordinance, System of Qualifications.

Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Master (One Year) students must
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in their main field of study, including both a broad command of the field and deeper knowledge of certain parts of the field, together with insight into current research and development work; and
- demonstrate deeper methodological knowledge in their main field of study.

Skills and abilities
For a Degree of Master (One Year) students must
- demonstrate an ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even when limited information is available;
- demonstrate an ability to independently identify and formulate issues and to plan and, using appropriate methods, carry out advanced tasks within specified time limits;
- demonstrate an ability to clearly present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different groups, orally and in writing; and
- demonstrate the skill required to participate in research and development work or to work in other advanced contexts.

Judgement and approach
For a Degree of Master (One Year) students must
- demonstrate an ability to make assessments in their main field of study, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work;
- demonstrate insight into the potential and limitations of science, its role in society and people’s responsibility for how it is used; and
- demonstrate an ability to identify their need of further knowledge and to take responsibility for developing their knowledge.

2.2 Objectives for a Degree of Master (Two Years) (Masterexamen)
Objectives for a Degree of Master (Two Years) according to the Higher Education Ordinance, System of Qualifications.

Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Master (Two Years) students must
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in their main field of study, including both broad knowledge in the field and substantially deeper knowledge of certain parts of the field, together with deeper insight into current research and development work; and
- demonstrate deeper methodological knowledge in their main field of study.

Skills and abilities
For a Degree of Master (Two Years) students must
- demonstrate an ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even when limited information is available;
- demonstrate an ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate issues and to plan and, using appropriate methods, carry out advanced tasks within specified time limits, so as to contribute to the development of knowledge and to evaluate this work;
- demonstrate an ability to clearly present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different groups, orally and in writing, in national and international contexts; and - demonstrate the skill required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in other advanced contexts.

Judgement and approach
For a Degree of Master (Two Years) students must
- demonstrate an ability to make assessments in their main field of study, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work;
- demonstrate insight into the potential and limitations of science, its role in society and people’s responsibility for how it is used; and
- demonstrate an ability to identify their need of further knowledge and to take responsibility for developing their knowledge.

Layout of the Programme

4.1 Description of the programme
Students that have followed the .Master Programme in Wind Power Project Management can obtain the following degree: Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Wind Power Project Management .

4.2 Overall goals of the programme
The programme is intended to give students the knowledge, skills and competencies required for a professional career within the renewable energy sector by focusing on planning, development and management for and of wind power projects.
The programme is meant for those who intend to pursue professional activities both nationally and internationally, in several sectors of society and at multiple levels, such as the industry, administrative authorities and academia.

4.3 Objectives and expected outcomes
Within the framework of the objectives set out in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) Appendix 2, the student should have shown, in the area of the programme:

Knowledge and understanding

  • a broad know-how and advanced knowledge in planning, development and management for and of wind power projects together with an insight into current work in research and development;
  • knowledge of methods in Wind Power Project Management.
  • expertise on both the nature-given and social conditions and limitations for planning, development and management for and of wind power projects.
Skills and Abilities
  • handle qualitative and quantitative knowledge regarding wind resources, technical and environmental aspects;
  • concretize and apply some specific tools to identify, analyse and formulate complex problems;
  • suggest methods and solutions in order to promote a sustainable and efficient planning, development and management of wind power projects.
Judgement capabilities and approach
  • ability to perform decision analysis and evaluations in project management and research considering scientific, social and ethical aspects.
4.4 Structure of the programme
The programme is organised in a sequential path of thematic instruction in planning, project development and management of wind farm projects. Different aspects of these subjects are introduced at the beginning of the programme in an introduction course. In parallel with this course management theory and skills are taught. These skills will be applied and practiced throughout the year. Courses in wind power technology will include essential topics like wind resource assessment, energy estimations, wind turbine technology, operation and maintenance of wind farms and integration of wind power in the electrical grid. These topics will be studied high lightening their role in development and management of wind power projects. A course is also given in the autumn semester to introduce you to scientific methods and applied research that will prepare you for the thesis work.

The programme continues in the spring term with courses focusing on applied pro­ject management and subjects such as planning and development, economics, community relations, the impact of environmental regulations and acceptance, and the optimisation of wind farms. Knowledge acquired during the autumn term is to be applied in these courses.

Critical thinking and writing skills are equal elements of professional competence and important parts of the curriculum. These skills are applied in a thesis course (15 credits) in the end of the spring term where you will independently conduct research and produce a thesis.

4.5 Programme courses
The courses in the programme can be seen from the outline. The extent of the courses is given in higher education credits (hp).

Degree

3.1 Regulations according to Higher Education Ordinance
A Degree of Master (One Year) is obtained after the student has completed course requirements of 60 higher education credits with a certain area of specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, including at least 30 higher education credits with in-depth studies in the main field of study. In addition, the student must hold a Degree of Bachelor, a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in…, a professional degree worth at least 180 higher education credits or an equivalent foreign qualification.

Exceptions may be made to the requirement of a previous qualification for a student who has been admitted to the educational programme without having had basic eligibility in the form of a qualification. However, this does not apply if in the admissions process an exception has been made under Chapter 7, Section 28, second paragraph on the grounds that there has been insufficient time to issue a qualification certificate.

Independent project (degree project)
For a Degree of Master (One Year) students must have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 15 higher education credits in their main field of study, within the framework of the course requirements.

3.2 Local regulations
Main fields for a Degree of Master (One Year) and a Degree of Master (Two Years) at the Faculty of Science and Technology are Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Earth Science, Sustainable Development, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computational Science and Applied Biotechnology.

A Degree of Master (one year ) may, except for courses on advanced level, contain one or several courses on basic level comprising not more than 15 higher education credits.

Other Directives

4.4.7 Grade and examination
Unless otherwise prescribed in the course syllabus, a grade is to be awarded on completion of a course. A student who has taken two examinations in a course or a part of a course without obtaining a pass grade is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are special reasons to the contrary.

4.4.8 Courses together in a degree
Some courses cannot be considered in a degree together. Which courses this concern will be pointed out in each course syllabus.

4.4.9 Qualification and diploma
Upon request, a student who has received a pass grade in a course is to receive a course certificate from the higher education institution. Upon request, a student who meets the requirements for a qualification is to receive a diploma from the higher education institution.

A Degree of Master (One Year) is obtained after the student has completed course requirements of 60 higher education credits with a certain area of specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, including at least 30 higher education credits with in-depth studies in Wind Power Project Managment. For a Degree of Master (One Year) students must have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 15 higher education credits within the framework of the course requirements.