Master's Programme in Wind Power Project Management

120 credits

There is a strong demand for highly qualified professionals to lead wind power projects. The global wind power industry is expanding rapidly, seeking to meet energy needs and achieve low-carbon economic, energy security and environmental goals. This Master's Programme in Wind Power Project Management combines management and technology as well as natural and social sciences to perfectly prepare you for a promising career in the global wind power industry.

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Visby, 100%, On-campus, English

Autumn 2024 Autumn 2024, Visby, 100%, On-campus, English

Producing electrical power using renewable energy sources such as water, solar, and wind is essential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions worldwide.
The current rapid development of wind power is ongoing in Sweden to meet the needs of industries and transport. The Swedish Energy Agency estimates a large shortage of electricity in the beginning of the 2030s and more than a doubling of the electric consumption before 2050. Similar developments can be observed in European countries and many parts of the world.

This two-year Master's Programme in Wind Power Project Management provides access to current information through frequent guest lectures provided by industry and academic experts, planning methods based on the latest research and site visits to wind farms and wind turbines. The programme structure emphasises the application of knowledge through group projects with opportunities to practise project management skills and wind farm planning with industry-standard software.

During the programme, you can expect to:

  • learn planning, project development and management of wind farm projects,
  • have close collaboration with industry representatives and researchers,
  • specialise within a field of wind energy of your interest,
  • choose to do an internship provided by the programme,

Student profile

You have a Bachelor's Degree in social science, natural science or engineering and have an interest in sustainability, wind power or renewable energy projects. You want an educational experience that will sharpen your presentation skills and to specialise in a field. You are seeking an opportunity to apply your knowledge in realistic, practical cases. A future PhD education is a possibility you might have thought about, but starting a career in the wind energy industry right after graduation is also something you are considering.

Further down on this page you can find the link "Is this programme right for you?", which leads to interviews about the programme and links to our social media.


The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with Wind Power Project Management as the main field of study. After one year of study, it is possible to obtain a degree of Master of Science (60 credits).

The Master's Programme in Wind Power Project Management is a two year multidisciplinary programme organised into themes around the planning, project development, and management of wind farms. You are introduced to the different aspects of these themes at the beginning of the programme. As the programme is thematic, you often study several aspects of wind power project development and management together.

Year 1

The first autumn semester starts with a course in Wind Power Development and Management, which provides the basic knowledge and skills in the field. It is followed by the courses Wind Resource Assessment, Planning for Wind Energy, and Wind Turbine Technology. These courses provide in-depth knowledge of meteorology, planning and permitting, wind resource assessment, environmental impact assessment, turbine technology, and stakeholder management.

In the spring semester, you will learn about the integration of wind power into the electrical grid. The knowledge gained in the previous courses will be applied to a project when you conduct a feasibility study. The semester concludes with the courses Scientific Methods in Wind Power Project Management, and Trends in the Wind Industry, which give you the tools for scientific research and knowledge about the current challenges and state-of-the-art solutions in the wind industry.

Year 2

You will start the third semester with in-depth courses such as Wind Project Management and Financing, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Wind Farms. In the second half of the semester, you can choose one of five elective courses with specialisations in Wind Power Project Management, Planning for Wind Energy, Wind Resource Assessment (which requires previous knowledge of physics, mechanics or meteorology, or a related field), Wind Energy Technology (requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering), and Decision Analysis of Wind Power Development. It is also possible to do an exchange semester at another university or to start an extended thesis project of 45 credits.

In the final semester, you will conduct an individual research project for your degree thesis of 30 credits, or continue with the extended thesis project of 45 credits. In the thesis work, you can explore the topics that are most relevant for you. If you wish to do an internship, you can conduct an industrial thesis with a company.

Courses within the programme

See the programme outline for courses within the programme.

The teaching of the Master's Programme in Wind Power Project Management is a combination of students' active participation and the supervision of experienced lecturers. Because most of the learning activities are based on group work and projects at an intense study pace, you must take an active role throughout the programme. Your teachers welcome additional enquiries outside the lecture time.

The teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group and project assignments, case studies, role-plays, study visits, computational labs and individual work.

The courses have a variety of examination forms such as role plays, oral presentations, written reports and oral and written exams.

The exercises are designed to emulate the real-world work in the wind power industry, including negotiation exercises, organising and holding stakeholder meetings, wind power project development simulation and steering committee meetings. During field visits to operational wind farms, you will learn about the wind farm's construction from the project manager in charge of its development. You will be given the chance to perform a roughness analysis around turbines and climb a wind turbine to see first-hand the components that comprise an operational wind turbine. You will conduct realistic wind farm planning analyses while learning industry-standard software.

Students in the class are from various countries and have different backgrounds, which creates a welcoming and international study environment. It also contributes to the diversity of the class making it a truly vibrant forum for discussions.

The programme is taught full-time, in English, at Campus Gotland.

There is rapid development in the field of wind power, therefore the labour market is very promising for our graduates who often find jobs within three months of graduation.

Some of the positions held by our alumni are:

  • Project Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Renewable Energy Consultant
  • Wind Resource Analyst
  • PhD Student
  • Environmental Administrator
  • Technical Planner Wind Energy
  • Site Manager
  • Concept & Layout Engineer
  • Lead Turbine Suitability and Site Optimisation Engineer
  • Operation & Maintenance and Construction Engineer
  • Market Lead
  • Fields Operations & Improvement Leader
  • Senior Technical Project Lead
  • Director of Wind Operations Technology
  • Business Development Manager
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Lecturer
  • Graduate Researcher

See interviews with our former students on youtube.

The combination of in-depth knowledge gained in the programme and practical skills gained in your thesis project will make you an attractive candidate in the labour market, both in academia and in the industry. You will graduate from the programme with demonstrable knowledge relevant to wind farm project development and management, and a wide network of contacts. This is a powerful combination and the demand for this type of expertise in the labour market is expected to increase.

Career support

During your time as a student, UU Careers offers support and guidance. You have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities and events that will prepare you for your future career.