The programme has been designed as a two years masters’ course consisting of 3 semesters’ full time study (90 ECTS) plus a final semester of the master thesis (30 ECTS), and is designed to allow specialisation in these particular areas of marine energy. Different pathways are available, designed to provide in-depth knowledge in individual marine energy disciplines, defining two specializations:
- Specialization (A): “Renewable Offshore Energy Systems Engineering“.
- Specialization (B): “Power Electronics and Control for Offshore Renewable Energy Systems“.
The first one is suitable for those students with a good engineering and mathematical background, aiming to provide an understanding of the marine energy engineering processes, their assessment and optimization. Components of the units studied include concepts on marine environment, conversion technologies, design and deployment of particular devices and sustainable management of offshore parks. It prepares students both for further research, and for work within government and energy engineering research/consultancy companies.
The second option would be suitable for students with a good electrical-control background, covering aspects related to the power control of marine energy systems. Components of the units studied include concepts on marine environment, conversion technologies, connection and integration into the electricity grid. It prepares students both for further research, and for work within government and power energy research/consultancy companies.
Both ways provide students with environmental, economic and legal aspects of marine renewable energy.