Specialisation in Planning for Wind Energy, 15 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • The course is cancelled.

    Autumn 2021, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 28 October 2021

    End date: 16 January 2022

    Application deadline: 15 April 2021

    Application code: UU-18204

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry requirements: Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits, Planning for Wind Energy, 5 credits, Wind Resource Assessment, 5 credits, Wind Power Grid Integration, 5 credits, Wind Turbine Technology, 5 credits, Project Course: Feasibility Study of a Wind Power Project, 10 credits, Scientific Methods in Wind Power Project Management, 10 credits, Trends in the Wind Industry, 5 credits


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 36,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 36,250

About the course

The course addresses the planning conditions for wind power development. It provides a deeper theoretical understanding of planning and social acceptance issues as well as practical skills in how to work with local consultation processes, communication and conflict management. Topics covered include, for example, legislation, policy, sound and visual impacts. Methodologically, the course gives an introduction to geographical information systems (ArcGIS) and observation methods. The course's different topics are also practiced through exercises. You will also independently plan and execute practical assignments within a scientific study on an advanced level; either in relation to an ongoing research project at the department, or by designing a research study on an advanced level.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA