Offshore Energy Systems

Aalborg University

24 months
13514 EUR/year
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Offshore Energy Systems (OES) is a specialisation in the Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Aalborg University .


When you study Sustainable Energy Engineering at Aalborg University , you can choose the specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems.

In this study programme, you learn about design, analysis and modelling of offshore energy systems and the system component interaction. You get to work with fluid and water wave mechanics, offshore energy system including electrical and mechanical systems, together with control, optimisation and diagnosis of offshore energy systems.

During the MSc specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems, you will study technologies related to all different kinds of energy systems such as offshore wind turbines, offshore oil and gas production, wave energy, etc.

The specialisation gives you insight into various technologies for energy transfer, harvesting and control of offshore energy systems. Also, you gain knowledge of how to design, analyse and model mechanical systems, fluid power systems and electrical systems with complex dynamics and elements with non-linear behaviour.

You will work with topics such as:

  • Design, modelling and optimisation of energy systems used in various offshore energy applications
  • Operation, functionality and interaction between the various components of offshore energy systems
  • Systems integration with respect to both systems efficiency and control engineering aspects of offshore energy systems
  • Developing, constructing and operating offshore energy systems in the laboratory and in real applications
  • Practical realisation and implementation of offshore energy systems concerning both innovative aspects, business planning and economical considerations

Job and Career 

Sustainable Energy engineers with the specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems have a wide range of job opportunities. You will be able to work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions.

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the "real world".

Examples of possible employers:

  • Energy companies such as Vattenfall and Ørsted
  • Offshore energy companies such as Mærsk Olie og Gas AS, Offshore Center Danmark, Ramboll Oil & Gas AS, Semco Marinetime AS
  • A wide range of producers of high efficiency energy systems such as Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Siemens Wind Power A/S, KK Wind Solutions
  • Consultancies involved in energy technology and systems.

Your work tasks may include:

  • Integration of wind turbines
  • Operation of wind turbines
  • Offshore energy systems
  • Development of underwater robots
  • Offshore oil and gas exploration and production
  • Offshore surveillance and control drones for energy systems
  • Hydraulic wave energy systems
  • Energy distribution to the general population

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • System Identification and Diagnosis 
  • Fluid and Water Wave Dynamics 
  • Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes and Applied Statistics 
  • For students with a BSc degree from another university: Control Theory and MATLAB 
  • Offshore Energy System Technology 
  • Control and Surveillance of Processes and Systems 
  • Dynamic Modelling of Electrical Machines and Control Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the MSc programme in Offshore Energy Systems presupposes a

  • BSc degree in Energy Engineering with a specialisation in Dynamic Systems
  • BSc degree in Energy Engineering with a specialisation in Mechatronics
  • BSc degree in Applied Industrial Electronics
  • or similar

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13514 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6757 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

50,400 DKK


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