Department of Engineering
Dean:Dr. Ármann Gylfason
MSc in Sustainable Energy Science - Iceland School of Energy
About majorMSc í orkuvísindum er nám hannað fyrir nemendur með ólíkan bakgrunn, t.d. viðskiptafræði, raunvísindi eða félagsvísindi sem hafa áhuga á að skilja samspil tækni, hagfræði og stefnumótunar á sviði endurnýjanlegrar orku.
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Sumar/Summer 2024
More infoEnergy Field SchoolCoreSE-801-ES1ECTS 6
More infoExchange StudiesElectiveX-699-EXCHECTS 30
Haustönn/Fall 2024
More infoSpecial Topics in Energy IElectiveSE-801-STEECTS 1
More infoEnergy TechnologyCoreSE-802-ET1ECTS 6
More infoEnergy GeologyElectiveSE-803-GE1ECTS 3
More infoEnergy EconomicsCoreSE-805-EC1ECTS 6
More infoSpecial Topics in Energy IIIElectiveSE-806-STEECTS 6
More infoGeothermal Conceptual ModelingElectiveSE-814-GCMECTS 3
More infoEnergy Markets and RegulationsElectiveSE-850-EMRECTS 3
More infoManaging Research and Development - Methods and ModelsElectiveT-814-PRODECTS 8
More infoNumerical fluid flow and heat transferElectiveT-864-NUFFECTS 8
More infoHigh Voltage EngineeringElectiveT-866-HIVOECTS 8
More infoSmart-Grid and Sustainable Power SystemsElectiveT-867-GRIDECTS 8
More infoMSc ThesisCoreT-900-MEISECTS 30
More infoMSc thesis IICoreT-901-MEI2ECTS 30
More infoExchange StudiesElectiveX-699-EXCHECTS 30
Vorönn/Spring 2025
More infoProject Management and Strategic PlanningElectiveT-803-VERKECTS 8
More infoCreating a Complete Business Plan for a Technical Idea - Entrepreneurship and the Innovation ProcessElectiveT-814-INNOECTS 8
More infoFinite Element Analysis in EngineeringElectiveT-844-FEMMECTS 8
More infoWind PowerElectiveT-863-WINDECTS 8
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SemesterSpring 2025
Level of courseFirst cycle - Advanced / Second cycle - Introductory
Type of courseElective
PrerequisitesT-536-RENN, Fluid Dynamics
ScheduleNo schedule found.
Ármann Gylfason
This is a project based design and experimentation course. Students will wind tunnel experiment specifically designed to evaluate specific wind farm configurations, such as wake characteristics and transport of kinetic energy. Projects will include developing and implementing the test facility, selecting and deploying appropriate sensors; in addition to analyze and process data, and interpret results.  Prerequisites: Introductory Fluid Mechanics at the level of T536RENN.  
Learning outcome - Objectives
At the end of the course, the students will have:
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of the atmospheric boundary layer which relate to wind power.
  • Knowledge of the basics of horizontal axis wind turbines, efficiency, and energy extraction.
  • Skills in analyzing the aerodynamic performance of a given wind turbine, applying Blade Element Theory.
  • Skills to to design an experiment, applying appropriate engineering and measurment techniques to address the research goals.
  • Competence in assessing the power generation of a given wind turbine configuration.
  • Competence to analyze and present data or findings in reports and presentations, appropriate to describing the project for both scientific and general audience.
Course assessment
Final grade will be based on: Participation; Homework and small projects; Lab and design reports; Final exam.
Reading material
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Teaching and learning activities
Taught for 12 weeks. The class meets twice a week, discussions, presentations, lab work.
Language of instructionEnglish
More infoPower System OperationElectiveT-867-POSYECTS 8
More infoStability and Control in Electric Power SystemsElectiveT-867-STABECTS 8
More infoMSc ThesisCoreT-900-MEISECTS 30
More infoMSc thesis IICoreT-901-MEI2ECTS 30