Syllabus for Specialisation in Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Wind Power Development
Fördjupning i beslutsanalys för vindkraftsprojektering
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Wind Power Project Management A1F
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. 60 credits of Master's level courses in wind power project management. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
describe the methodological foundations and the operationalconsequences of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)
decompose wind energy projects into appropriate sustainability (energy, economic, technological, environmental, societal) criteria
implement MCDA methods in wind power development, identify the particular steps of such an approach and address any shortcomings
apply clean energy project analysis software for a particular wind farm and make a relevant detailed analysis
compare a number of competing wind power projects and select and rank the most favorable projects for a given site, area or region
perform an integrated evaluation and relevant sustainability analysis of wind power projects and plans
The optimization of wind farms based on technical, economic, environmental and social aspects will be studied. These aspects of a wind farm project will also include consideration of infrastructure such as the grid and roads. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methods will be introduced as an appropriate operational tool in the decision aiding process for wind power development and will be applied on relevant portions. A proposal for the best solution regarding the optimum level of exploitation of wind power in a given area will be formulated.
Lectures, seminars and group work.
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.
Written project report (15 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.