Courses within the program

Programnamn

Master Programme in Energy System 120 cr

Overview of the courses that make up the programme:

Year 1

Semester 1
Energy Resources 6 cr
Field Energy Systems

After completion of the course the student shall be able to
Knowledge and understanding
1. explain how conversion of energy commodities into electrical energy and heat is made
2. describe renewable energies, their possibilities, and problems
3. present current research and development work related to the course content
4. present the fundamental challenges of sustainable environment with a special focus on the challenges faced by future energy systems
5. present the construction of a district heating network, its theory, technique, and function as well as municipal power systems

Competence and skills
6. analyse technical solutions and system integration of sustainable and renewable energy
7. define and formulate a project work autonomously as well as plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake the same within predetermined time frames
8. in speech and writing report their project work and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based

Judgement and approach
9. demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
10. make assessments informed by disciplinary issues related to the course content
11. make assessments informed by social issues related to the course content.

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Semester 1
Energy Systems 6 cr
Field Energy Systems

After completion of the course the student shall be able to
Knowledge and understanding
1. present important concepts and definitions in energy systems
2. present different types of energy systems such as industrial energy systems, building energy systems, and transport from a sustainability point of view
3. present and demonstrate understanding of current research and development work related to the course content
4. present the design of power-heating systems

Competence and skills
5. assess and analyse the system limits of different energy systems
6. assess and analyse building energy systems and industrial energy systems
7. assess different energy systems with respect to climate and environmental considerations
8. define and formulate a project work autonomously as well as plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake the same within predetermined time frames
9. in speech and writing report clearly their project work and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based

Judgement and approach
10. demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
11. make assessments informed by social issues related to the course content.

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Semester 1
Heat and Power Generation 6 cr
Field Energy Systems

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.

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Semester 1
Building Energy Systems 6 cr
Field Energy Systems

After completion of the course the student shall be able to
Knowledge and understanding
1. present various technical installations for air-conditioning of buildings
2. present the basic concepts of building energy systems
3. present different principles for the transport of heat, moisture, and air through the building envelope
4. describe basic concepts of indoor climate

Competence and skills
5. analyse and dimension technical installations for air-conditioning of buildings
6. analyse and design energy-efficient buildings
7. plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake a project within predetermined time frames
8. in writing report clearly their project work and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based

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

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Semester 1
Sustainable Cities 6 cr
Field Energy Systems

After completion of the course the student shall be able to
Knowledge and understanding
1. describe and explain basic concepts of sustainable society and sustainable cities
2. present various methods for the design and evaluation of sustainable cities
3. present technical solutions and system integration of sustainable and renewable energy
4. present the effects of the local climate, large-scale climate and climate change on the design of buildings and control of indoor environment
5. describe the importance of latitude and urban geometry on the sunlight and daylight
6. describe how urban boundary layers are formed during both day and night, and their impact on ventilation of the cities.

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Semester 2
Energy System Simulation and Optimisation 6 cr
Field Energy Technology

After the course should the students be able to use simulation and optimisation tools for analysing energy systems. Municipal energy system, regional energy system and national energy systems will be analysed from a system perspective. Environmental and economical impacts of the analysed energy systems will be covered.

The most important intellectual development a student will undertake is:
- Use a general proposed simulation and optimisation programme and models for energy systems analysis
- The principal details in the optimisation code
- Analyse the output data from the program
- Find the limitations and prerequisites when using the program

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Semester 2
Scientific Writing 3 cr
Field Energy Technology

After completion of the course the student shall be able to
Knowledge and understanding
1. use references appropriately

Competence and skills
2. summarize and evaluate scientific literature
3. write an article (according to a scientific model) based on a literature review
4. orally present and oppose on other student's literature review and presentation
5. produce a project plan for a thesis project

Judgement and approach
6. demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
7. describe the difference between good research and plagiarism.

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Semester 2
Industrial Energy Systems 6 cr
Field Energy Systems

This course aims at providing knowledge about industrial energy systems. The course considers both supply and demand side aspects and focus at providing knowledge concerning the connection of the use of energy and industrial production. Energy surveys, energy saving potentials and the industrial energy use, and its significance for example for the environment, are considered. The aim is also to provide knowledge of computational tools for analysing industrial energy systems from a systems point of view and give an understanding for the industrial building as an energy system.

At the end of the course the students should:
­- Have a good understanding of the connection between the supply and demand sides of industrial energy systems.
- Have acquired knowledge about different possibilities to influence the energy demand and the corresponding costs.
- Have become familiar with the energy demand for both support and production processes and their interrelation.
- Have become familiar with methods for industrial energy system analysis.
- Have acquired knowledge about the structure and development regarding the use of energy.
- Be familar with tools from industrial energy system simulations

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Semester 2
Environmental Assessment of Buildings 7.5 cr
Field Energy Technology

Upon completion of the course the student is expected to
- understand the basics for the mutual interaction between buildings, humans and the surrounding environment
- understand how buildings may affect peoples' health, ecosystems and use of resources
- understand the menaing of vital terms like e.g. green building and environmental management
- understand what life cycle assessment (LCA) is in terms of method and applications for buildings
- have practical experience of a computerised tool for environemental assessment of a building
- understand which factors that are crucial to the result of an environmental assessment of a building

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Semester 2
Environmental Psychology 7.5 cr
Field Environmental Psychology

Theories in various specialised fields of Environmental Psychology: the effects of physical variables on human performance and health (in work places and schools, etc.), restoration, crowding, social aspects of the environment (personal space, etc.), wayfinding in different environments, and perception of environments.

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Year 2

Semester 1
Simulation and Optimisation for Building Environment 7.5 cr
Field Energy Systems

The content of the course is to understand and use simulation tools for building energy systems and indoor environment.

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Semester 1
Measurement techniques for building energy and indoor climate 7.5 cr
Field Energy Technology

After completed course the students are expected to be able to
• give an account of the measurement techniques dealt with in the course regarding:
- underlying physics
- essential technical functioning of measurement instruments
- applicability and limitations
• show practical ability regarding the measurement methods and instruments dealt with in the laboratory work of the course
• calculate and present the uncertainty of measurement results in accordance with international standards
• suggest appropriate measuring strategies for practical cases
• present results of laboratory experiments orally and in written reports according to international scientific practice
• evaluate and critically discuss measurement reports in view of method and uncertainty aspects

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Semester 1
Indoor Environment 7.5 cr
Field Energy Systems

After completed course the students are expected to have good knowledge about the fundamental concepts and characterization means for important physical factors in the indoor environment, and, in particular, how these factors affect the health, comfort and working performance of people. The students are also expected to be able to explain how the outdoor climate interacts with the indoor climate and, further, to have developed their skill in presenting and evaluating results of laboratory experiments in oral and written reports.

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Semester 2
Degree Project for a Master of Science with a Major in Energy Systems 30 cr
Field Energy Systems

Independent work, corresponding to 20 weeks of full-time work, where earlier knowledge acquired in previous courses is applied
Project proposal
Literature study
Studies and/or field work related to the specific project
Master thesis writing
Presenting and defending of thesis
Opposition of other student's thesis

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