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Master Programme in Energy Systems 60 cr

Overview of the courses that make up the programme:

Year 1

Semester 1
Building Energy Systems 7.5 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
Energy Systems 7.5 cr
Field Energy Systems

The course gives a wide perspective on the energy topic in terms of large-scale production, utilization and global environmental impact, as well as tools to assess and direct energy use and technology design. Main topics of the course are:

Vocabulary and definitions in energy systems
Assessment and control tools for energy systems:
Systems tools
Economic tools
Political tools
Fossil fuel energy systems and resources
Bio energy
Nuclear energy
Transportation energy
Industrial energy systems
District heating and cooling
Carbon sequestration
Energy storage

The course also includes an essay writing task on an individually chosen energy system subject, where the writing should be in popular scientific style and include references to scientific and other adequate literature. It can be noted that renewable energy is dealt with only marginally in this course; that subject is treated more in other, supplementary courses in the study program on Energy systems.

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Semester 1
Renewable Energy Resources 7.5 cr
Field Energy Systems

After completion of the course the student shall be able to
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
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 writing report their project work and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based
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 2
Scientific methods and writing 3 cr
Field Energy Technology

After completion of the course the student shall be able to

Knowledge and understanding
1. describe the main research methods in technology and science
2. describe quantitative as well as qualitative data collection methods
3. account for appropriate ethical conduct and attitudes for engineers and researchers

Skills and Abilities
4. formulate research problems and questions
5. choose appropriate research method based on particular research questions
6. choose and create suitable graphical representation of research data of different kinds
7. use scientific databases to find relevant literature
8. identify credible and adequately presented scientific material
9. refer correctly regarding formalism, plagiarism and ethics
10. write a research proposal in academic style, with focus on method in light of previous literature
11. orally present a project plan with visual aids and oppose another student's corresponding work.

Judgement and approach
12. identify and critically discuss merits and demerits in scientific publications

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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
Energy Systems Optimisation and Simulation 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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