Heat and Power Generation 6 cr

About the Course

After completion of the course the student shall be able to
Knowledge and understanding
1. describe and explain the principles of various conventional heat and power generation systems
2. present the main components of a power plant
3. describe and explain heat pumps and refrigeration machinery and their components
4. present the possibilities and limitations of heat and power generation systems, in particular with regard to sustainable environment

Competence and skills
5. analyse conventional methods for heat and power generation from a systems perspective

6. compare different power generation alternatives and select the most appropriate for given conditions
7. optimise heat and power generation from a thermodynamic perspective
8. plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake a project within predetermined time frames
9. in writing report and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based

Judgement and approach
10. make assessments informed by disciplinary issues related to the course content
11. make assessments informed by social issues related to the course content.



Application information


English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course 6/B. Completion of Bachelor's degree in technology or natural sciences of at least 180 credits, or equivalent foreign degree, at least 12 credits of which in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, or equivalent knowledge.


University credits

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Published by: Veronica Liljeroth Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2023-03-02
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