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 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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.
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
Basic knowledge of mathematics and physics that includes fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer.
Form of assessment
Approved, basic calculator
At least 2 compulsory assignments
At least 2 mandatory assignments.
Mandatory assignment/s must be approved to get access to the exam.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student 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 course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.