Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies (PET640)

Because of the complex energy and climate challenges that we face today, energy transition towards clean, flexible, sustainable, and affordable energy solutions is on top of the global, national, and local agendas. This resulted in an ever-increasing need for future engineers with more cross- and multidisciplinary educational background and skills.

The objective of this course is to provide the students with the necessary skills and knowledge required for contributing to "global energy transition", and "clean and affordable energy for all" goals. This will be achieved via enabling the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand different energy systems and analyze them from efficiency, environmental, and performance perspectives.

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.

This course provides the general knowledge of energy conversion technologies and systems utilizing various forms of energy sources to supply electricity, and thermal (heating and cooling) demands.

The course reviews the basics of thermodynamics, and simplified heat transfer calculations, as well as useful energy and exergy analysis methods, and applications of diagrams (such as TS, HS and TQ diagrams for systems and component analysis).

The course also deals with some fundamentals of flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Application of energy conversion is provided, more specifically in thermomechanical (and turbomachinery) processes in different energy systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact, and performance. Different design and development trends for various components such as boilers, steam turbines, gas turbines, gas turbine combined cycles, and refrigeration cycles are also provided.

Learning outcome

The students will be equipped with the needed knowledge and hands-on experience to perform analyses on different energy conversion technologies from efficiency, environmental, and performance perspectives.

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Recommended prerequisites

General knowledge in thermodynamics and heat transfer


Written exam and mandatory assignments

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades

Written exam with pen and paper

Coursework requirements

Compulsory assignments

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Mohammad Mansouri

Head of Department:

Øystein Arild

Method of work

Lectures, exercises, interactive discussions, compulsory assignments, self-study, and group work.

Lecture language is English.

MS Office tools will be used for assignments.

Open for

Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
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