INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

Duration of the programme and number of hours

The programme lasts for 3.5 years (7 semesters). The total number of course hours is 2478 per person including:

  • 1139 of lectures for all students in the same year
  • 200 hours of classes (for groups of 32)
  • 996 hours of laboratory and project related classes (for groups of 16)
  • 144 hours of project related classes (for groups of 8)

Specialisations

Students of Industrial Engineering and Offshore Wind Farms may choose from among the following specializations:

  • Wind Turbine Operation
  • Diagnostics of Industrial Systems

Why us?

During your studies, you will acquire a broad package of knowledge in mechanical engineering, mechatronics and other related fields. This will give you a broader choice of future career paths. The knowledge and skills you acquire during your studies will enable you to function smoothly in several fields of engineering, thanks to which you will be able to apply for jobs both in the commercial sector and in public administration bodies whose activities are related to industrial engineering in the broad sense of the term, and offshore technologies (with particular emphasis on machine diagnostics). Additionally, you will acquire skills in industrial systems design and operation, and you will be proficient in the rapidly growing sector of offshore wind farms and other renewable energy sources (RES) by effectively combining your professional theoretical knowledge with practice.

At present, the European labour market lacks specialists - highly qualified engineers connected with a wide spectrum of operation and maintenance of industrial equipment and systems. Especially in the case of wind turbine operation specialisation there is a very significant shortage of such specialists on the labour market, which directly translates into the ease of finding a job and high salaries even in the lowest positions.

Graduate profile

Graduates in Industrial Engineering and Offshore Wind Farms have the necessary knowledge and skills in scientific and technical subjects as well as in subjects related to natural sciences. In addition, they demonstrate the ability to understand mechanical and power engineering problems and to distinguish relevant issues within them, taking into account technical and legal aspects. They are able to solve advanced problems of identifying the technical condition of equipment and solve problems related to the operating and diagnosing of machinery.

The package of knowledge gained during the studies in this faculty also includes knowledge of environmental protection issues in energy systems, the basis of economics and management. Graduates are also able to apply their acquired knowledge in practice. They are able to well use information technology in their engineering work, supported by their knowledge of technology transfer, development trends in both onshore and offshore industry, infrastructure and measurement equipment. They also speak professional English.

Employers emphasise that a significant advantage of Maritime University graduates is the work experience they gain as students in industrial enterprises, with particular emphasis on companies that manufacture and operate offshore wind farms.

Graduates in the Industrial Engineering and Offshore Wind Farms programme can pursue careers in a wide range of companies directly related to quality assessment or identification of technical condition of equipment, as well as broadly defined areas related to the use of renewable energy sources. Moreover, the level of knowledge gained during the studies allows the graduates to also further develop their careers in scientific and research institutions at home or abroad.

Our graduates can also sit the GWO (Global Wind Organization) exam that gives full global certification to work on offshore wind turbine equipment and systems.