Germany is the country of energy transition and offers many renowned degree programs in the field of renewable energies. Due to the extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, these degree programs enjoy an excellent reputation in the world wide scientific community. One of these programs, the Online M.Sc. Wind Energy Systems is taught online and is offered by the University of Kassel. Fraunhofer, as the largest organization for applied science in Europe participates in this program with the expertise of their world‘s leading scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES.
The Online M.Sc. Wind Energy Systems is a part-time distance learning program with 120 Credits. The objective of the program is capacity building in the field of wind energy for research and industry worldwide. Students will engage in the technology and engineering of wind power plants. This includes an electrical part with modules like Energy Storage, Construction and Design of the Nacelle Systems, Control and Operational Management of Wind Turbines and Wind Farms, and an mechanical part with modules like Rotor Aerodynamics, Rotor Blades, Towers and On- and Offshore Foundations, and also an non-technical part with modules like Energy Law, Planning and Construction of Wind Farms, Project Management or Business Administration of Wind Turbines and Wind Farms.
For teaching the online modules, the lecturers use the learning platform Moodle and the software Adobe Connect. The learning activities and teaching materials are residing in Moodle. Adobe Connect is a virtual classroom where the students can talk to their teachers and their classmates via headset. Furthermore, all online sessions will be recorded that our students can watch it later from home or from another place of the world. The examinations will be written homework, seminar paper and/or an oral examination via Adobe Connect.
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