Syllabus for Specialisation in Wind Resource Assessment

Fördjupning i vindresursbedömning


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1GV160
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2018-03-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-10-12
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or social science. Also required is 60 credits at Master's level in wind power project management including Project Course: Feasibility Study of a Wind Power Project, 10 credits, and Wind Resource Assessment, 5 credits, as well as 30 credits in mathematics, and 15 credits in Physics and/or Mechanics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After having passed the course the student should be able to

  • Apply meteorological theory in order to determine wind resources
  • Apply fluid mechanics and numeric methods to determine wind resources
  • Plan the execution of a measurement campaign
  • Evaluate measurement data


The course focuses on wind resources and combines theory with practice. The theory is studied in terms of meteorology and fluid mechanics. In the portion concerning fluid mechanics, the essential theoretical background for numerical methods is covered. The applied portion contains a measurement campaign, which gives knowledge about equipment and data storage, analysis and filtration, and a simulation task which is solved using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


Lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and group work.


Written assignments, active participation at seminars as well as oral presentations (3 credits)
Written exam (6 credits)
Project work (6 credits)
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.


  • Stull, Roland B. An introduction to boundary layer meteorology

    Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, cop. 1988

    Covers about 300 pages. Reading instructions will be given at start of the course

    Find in the library


  • Kundu, Pijush K.; Cohen, Ira M. Fluid mechanics

    4. ed.: Amsterdam: Academic Press, cop. 2008

    Covers about 200 pages. Reading instructions are given at course start.

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26