TMR5950 - Wind Turbine Energy - Offshore Engineering, Master Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100

Course content

Academic content must be agreed with assigned supervisor within the field.The master thesis is aimed at analysis, planning, design and manufacturing/transport and installation of offshore bottom-fixed and floating wind turbines. The master thesis work is related to research and/or development within a chosen area. The thesis may comprise theoretical, numerical, experimental or field studies; or development of novel wind turbine design or installation methods. When the focus is on theoretical/numerical studies the thesis work can be a specialization within aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, structural mechanics or geotechnics. Analytical or numerical studies of the interaction between the structure and air, water or soil; or an integrated global dynamic analysis of wind turbines in the permanent phase or under transport/as well as development and dimensioning of wind turbines are also relevant topics for the MSc thesis. The students have to attend a mandatory introduction seminar (in the fall semester) to the master thesis beyond the established ECTS. The content of the seminar prepares the student for writing their thesis; such as searching for literature, writing reports, scientific publishing and ethics.

Learning outcome

Students will complete a master thesis within the engineering field. Knowledge: Use scientific methods in the implementation of an independent work in the field. Skills: Students will be able to prepare a project plan with milestones, reporting partial results and write a thesis in accordance with established standards. General competence: Documented scientific qualifications through completion of a master thesis in the field.

Further on evaluation

A thesis defence with an oral presentation of the work is required. The final grade for MSc thesis will be based on an evaluation of the thesis report, taking into account the performance of the student in the thesis defence.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Wind Energy (MSWIND)

Required previous knowledge

The subject is only open for students admitted to the master program EWEM , offshore track (2-year MSc program in cooperation with DTU, U. Oldenburg and TUDelft . The MSc thesis should be a continuation of the pre-project in the fall semester. Fundamental courses required for the thesis work.

Course materials

Given at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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