MASTER OF SCIENCE IN Wind Power Project Management
Power Project Management late applications are now open till
2013-03-01. The program is now a component of the
Science and Technology at Uppsala University,
Department of Earth Sciences. Please go to
for instructions and application process for the 2013-2014 class
N.B.: Late application for international students is now
Late application for European students can be made here: Late Application. Please note that late applications cannot be guaranteed to be processed, unless they are made from Swedish citizens.
Master of Science (MSc) in Wind Power Project Management (60 ECTS)
A Project Management Approach - From Origin to Operations
A wind energy project, be it the installation of a single
turbine or a wind farm of 150 units, has multiple stakeholders. Some are
situated in the core of the project and others on the periphery, but each with a
particular set of requirements and expectations, and each representing a value
component of the project. As global wind power projects grow in magnitude and
complexity, there is a corresponding requirement for management professionals
with generalist’s perspectives to successfully guide these interdisciplinary
ventures from concept to start-up, while balancing competing interests across
the stakeholder matrix.
Project management is widely acknowledged as planning, scheduling and managing change, conflict, and resources for the successful completion of a specific project. At Uppsala University Gotland Campus, the Wind Power Project Management program balances project management disciplines with wind power industry specifics to create a particular wind power project management methodology. The on-campus schedule follows a sequential study track developed on wind energy and project management modules. Energy utilization, turbine technology, wind assessment, project economics, environmental impact, meteorology and spatial planning are representational subjects of this custom curriculum. An independently researched and written thesis in English completes the study plan.
The all-English language program has an interdisciplinary
orientation to prepare students for global management positions across the wide
spectrum of wind energy industry operating and investment interests, i.e.,wind
farm operating companies, consulting firms, local and national governments,
component manufacturing and supply chain companies, research institutions or
others working with renewable energy and/or environmental balance issues.
Graduates with prior wind or other industry employment experience may reenter
the work force with advanced management skills qualifying for critical project
management, operations, or economic development positions. Graduates with this
program as their initial employment entry degree have demonstrable knowledge
relevant to wind farm development, operations and community relations.
The focus of the Wind Power Project Management program is to provide progressive, contemporary education for professionals who design, develop, implement, and manage wind farms in the global economy. It is equally beneficial for those responsible for the external economic, social or legal environments within which a wind farm is located and operates such as local and national regulatory bodies, infrastructure and supply-chain organizations. The program is generalist in outlook, with a broad orientation as opposed to that of a specialist.
This is an objective view, recognizing that alternative energy and sustainability are evolutionary and dynamic fields with multiple vested interests, both internal and external to wind power technology. It is a view that methodically tracks wind energy industry, research and environmental requirements and new developments while continuously adjusting educational programs to meet future current and demands across all sectors. By illustration, the wind energy industry has special need of globally-oriented individuals with commutative and consensus building soft skills of management in concert with balancing competing interests across the stakeholder matrix. The program of study in Wind Power Project Management addresses those requirements.
Class of 2010-2011 student field trip to Näsudden Wind
Park, Gotland: September 2010 (photo Richard Koehler)
For program assistance and further information please contact:
Simon-Philippe Breton Liselotte Aldén
Senior Lecturer University Lecturer Student Admissions
Energy Technology Energy Technology firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum development is continuous and evolving via a process of systematic planning and adjustment in concert with industry requirements, research models and the global economy. The program is reviewed and adjusted as necessary to maintain a highly qualified student intake matched with industry and research. Uppsala University Gotland Campus reserves the right to make program changes as required.
Faculty of Science and Technology,
Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University