Specialisation in Planning for Wind Energy

15 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1GV159

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, 12 October 2021
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or social science. Also required is 60 credits at Master's level in wind power project management including Planning for Wind Energy, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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

  • evaluate and critically reflect upon current planning issues and challenges in relation to wind power projects.
  • apply GIS and observation methods.
  • apply skills related to local consultation processes, communication and conflict management.
  • plan a scientific project so that it can be executed within given terms of reference.
  • independently carry out scientific work on an advanced level.


The course addresses the planning conditions for wind power development. It provides a deeper theoretical understanding of planning and social acceptance issues as well as practical skills in how to work with local consultation processes, communication and conflict management. Topics covered include, for example, legislation, policy, sound and visual impacts. Methodologically, the course gives an introduction to geographical information systems (ArcGIS) and observation methods. The course's different topics are also practiced through exercises. The student will also independently plan and execute practical assignments within a scientific study on an advanced level; either in relation to an ongoing research project at the department, or by designing a research study on an advanced level.


Project work, literature studies, seminars and exercises.


Written assignments 10 credits.

Exercises and active participation in seminars 5 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.