Energy Systems Engineering (ENP150)

This course provides engineering students interested in energy systems with essential knowledge of major energy systems, including how they work, how they are quantitatively evaluated, what they cost, and what is their benefit or impact on the environment.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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NB! This is an elective course and may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students are enrolled by August 20th.

Students will study the basic theory of conventional and renewable energy systems and determine the system efficiencies. Additionally, students will become familiar with the engineering economic tools for economic evaluation of the energy systems projects. The emphasis of the course is on the application of quantitative engineering techniques to energy systems, so that a comparative analysis of various options can be realized.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course:

  • The student will become familiar with the importance of the energy systems, trends in world energy use and associated challenges.
  • The student will learn essentials of various conventional and renewable energy systems and engineering calculations of their performance and economics.
  • The student will learn the comparative analysis of various energy systems. The comparisons will include both performance and cost evaluation.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics and physics that includes fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades Approved, basic calculator

Written exam with pen and paper

Coursework requirements

At least 2 compulsory assignments

At least 2 mandatory assignments.

Mandatory assignment/s must be approved to get access to the exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Homam Nikpey Somehsaraei

Head of Department:

Øystein Arild

Method of work

Lectures and submission of mandatory assignments.

Open for

Battery and Energy Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Vocational Path - Bachelor in Engineering Energy and Petroleum Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto