We offer seven certificates in total, all of which enable you to focus on a specific area in wind energy. All modules offered within the certificates are accredited by the foundation Akkreditierungsrat.
Scientifically oriented fundamentals of wind energy systems
The content of the certificate Scientifically Oriented Fundamentals of Wind Energy Systems covers all essential topics that are crucial for the understanding of an economically and ecologically efficient wind energy system. It transmits basic mathematical knowledge and answers electrical questions as well as questions of fluid and solid mechanics to simulation. This certificate covers all basic modules of the master program and qualifies you both to continue studying the entire program or to specialize in specific aspects of wind energy in form of our other certificates.
Electrical engineering of wind energy systems
One of the todays most important topics is the integration of renewables into the power grid. One aspect of interest is the immediate impact of the volatile generation on the grid which is impacted by the different designs of the components and systems. If you are interested to learn more about the challenges related to local grid integration and about different possibilities to achieve the smooth and reliable operation of the local grid, then the certificate electrical engineering is the perfect choice for you.
Computional wind energy systems
Studying this certificate requires the successful completion of the certificate 'Scientifically Oriented Fundamentals of Wind Energy Systems'. It provides a profound knowledge of computational methods.
Integration of wind power in the electricity supply
This certificate provides you with the opportunity to study the increasingly important issue of the integration of wind power into the power supply system.
Fluid mechanics of wind energy systems
Wind energy systems convert air flow energy into electrical energy. Besides the flow around the rotor blades, flows in cooling devices, bearings and other mechanical engineering components are important for the rotor blades´ functionality. If you are interested in learning the basics of designing fluid mechanical components and applying modern calculation methods for fluid flow simulations, the certificate FMW is the right choice for you.
Structural mechanics of wind energy systems
The deformation of engineering structures and ultimately their strength and reliability under both extreme and everyday service loads are key subjects of Structural Mechanics. In particular wind energy systems are subject to extensive loading and providers must ensure safe operation for at least 20 years. To qualify as an engineer in this essential field of wind energy, the certificate SMW is just what you need.
Wind energy converter systems
This certificate focuses on engineering, planning and managing aspects of wind turbine technology, wind turbines and wind farms. It provides knowledge about classical and recently developed wind turbine components.
Autonomous Wind Energy Production and Supply
Students of the AWE certificate will develop an understanding of the structure of a wind turbine as well as the electricity storage and grid integration of an autonomous wind turbine. In addition, students will learn about maintenance strategies for wind turbines, about the planning and economic aspects of building a single wind turbine or a whole wind farm.