Offshore Technology and Hydraulics


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules Fundamental energy systems physics and topology and fundamental mechanics or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about how offshore surroundings and other processes affect the properties of materials
  • Have knowledge and understanding within loads from waves, currents and wind
  • Have knowledge and understanding within modelling of loads from waves, currents and wind
  • Have understanding of various types of actuation, including electrical and hydraulic actuation systems
  • Have understanding of the modelling, and its necessity, of hydraulic systems
  • Have understanding of methods and choices of hydraulic actuators, sensors, technologies and interfacing between technologies


  • Be able to calculate design loads due to waves, currents and wind compared to existing standards
  • Be able to calculate forces on subjects exposed to wave, power and wind loads
  • Be able to model and analyse hydraulic systems
  • Be able to assess the suitability of different technologies for a given application
  • Be able to apply ideas, principles and methods for selecting and interfacing sensors and actuators


  • Be able to handle developments in connection with offshore technology and hydraulic systems
  • Participate independently in professional and interdisciplinary cooperation with a professional approach in offshore engineering and hydraulics
  • Identify own learning needs and structure own learning in offshore engineering and hydraulics

Type of instruction

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following types of instruction that combine skills and re-flection:

  • lectures
  • class teaching
  • project work
  • workshops
  • exercises (individually and in groups)
  • teacher feedback
  • professional reflection
  • portfolio work
  • laboratory work

Teachin is in English and/or Danish depending on the participation of international students, or if the supervisor is of foreign origin. 

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examOffshore Technology and Hydraulics
Type of exam
Oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleOffshore teknologi og hydraulik
Module codeN-EN-BE6-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science