Scientific Methods in Wind Power Project Management

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1GV153

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, 4 February 2021
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in science/engineering or social sciences. Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of 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 in accordance with the time plan.
  • 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.
  • write and deliver project assignment with a structure, elements and content suitable for a research design within predetermined time frames.


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, workshops and group work.


The course examination includes written individual reports (3 credits), oral preseation and active participation in seminars (4 credits) and exam (3 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.