Wind Energy Converter Systems


The certificate 'Wind Energy Converter Systems' is focused 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. Design and analysis methods for modern on and off shore foundations, towers, rotor blades and nacelle systems will be taught. Sections on planning, management, administration of wind turbines and wind parks will complete the profile of wind engineers responsible for projects.

Certificate Modules

Selection of 30 credits:

Design of Mechanical and Electrical Components


On and Offshore Foundations


Construction and Design of the Nacelle Systems


Rotor Blades


Business Administration and Management of Wind Turbines and Wind Farms


Planning and Construction of Wind Farms



Participants of this certificate program will learn the state-of-the-art technology of wind energy system components and the concepts of the relevant technologies. Based on this they will be able to develop high quality standard components and they will also have the ability to overcome the current technical limitations of these wind turbine elements. These engineers are able to design modern, energy efficient, economical and reliable foundations, towers, rotor blades and nacelle systems, and to invent related new design concepts and technologies. Encouraged by their competence in planning, managing and administrative aspects, students are well equipped for leading positions in the field of wind turbine development and construction, as well as for the operation and maintenance of wind energy systems.

Certificate Fee

€6,000 (30 credits)

How this fits into the master's program


All 30 credits of the certificate 'Wind Energy Converter Systems' will be accepted for the complete master's study program Online M.Sc. Wind Energy Systems.