Certificates of Advanced Studies

Scientifically Oriented Fundamentals of Wind Energy Systems


The certificate 'Scientifically Oriented Fundamentals of Wind Energy Systems' provides a strong fundamental knowledge to understand economically and ecologically efficient wind energy transformation and to design new wind turbines or components of wind turbines beyond the state-of-the-art of wind engineering. Beside the primary improvement of fundamental engineering knowledge, this certificate also serves as a basis for more technical or methodological oriented certificates or for studying the complete 'Online M.Sc. Wind Energy Systems' program.


The participants of the certificate program will learn the basic electrical and mechanical components of wind energy systems, their design requirements and realized constructions and designs. They will be able to apply mathematics on an advanced level which enables the engineer to understand ordinary and partial di erential equations describing the behavior of the electrical system, the structural components and the fluid flow of wind turbines. Furthermore, they will have the potential to solve fundamental relations of electrics, electronics and mechanics of wind turbines. The module ingredients about mechanics will lead to an understanding of action forces, internal reactions and mathematical models describing the behavior of wind turbine structures and the air and water flow around wind power plants. In combination with basic competences in programming languages and applying software products, the students will be well prepared to understand numerical methods and mechanical models used in engineering applications and in commercial simulation tools and to overcome limitations of software packages of computational fluid and structural mechanics and electrical engineering. The certificate will qualify engineers of various disciplines, natural scientists and mathematicians to adapt their competences to wind engineering.