Syllabus for Specialisation in Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Wind Power Development

Fördjupning i beslutsanalys för vindkraftsprojektering

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1GV183
  • 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: 2019-03-07
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2019
  • Entry requirements:

    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.

  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

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).

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Hobbs, Benjamin F.; Meier, Peter Energy decisions and the environment : a guide to the use of multicriteria methods

    Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26