Scientific Methods in Wind Power Project Management

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1GV153

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
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)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 8 March 2018
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in Engineering, Natural or Social Science, Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits

Learning outcomes

After having passed the course the student should be able to:

  • critically reflect on the foundations of scientific research, its methods and the processes that span from the formulation of problems to the drawing of conclusions supported by evidence.
  • perform a literature review and formulate research questions that are clear, concise and lead to a relevant contribution to the field.
  • reflect on a methodological framework according to the needs of a particular investigation and justify its implementation.
  • explain qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches and assess their application.
  • apply relevant concepts and tools of statistical analysis and recognize their applicability to analyse scientific data for wind power project management.
  • review and summarize results in a clear way while providing arguments that lead to conclusions.


This course introduces the foundations of scientific research. This includes the identification of scientific problems and formulation of clear research questions as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistical analysis, data collection and experimental design. The steps of academic reasoning and structure of a scientific document and postgraduate thesis are also reviewed.


Lectures, seminars, exercises and group work.


The course examination includes written individual and group reports (5 credits) and assignments (5 credits).