Courses within the program

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Master Programme in Energy Systems (online) 120 cr

Overview of the courses that make up the programme:

Year 1

Semester 1
Sustainable Power Generation 7.5 hp
Field Energy Systems

After the course the students should be able to:
• Describe and explain the principles of different conventional heat and power generation methods.
• Analyse conventional heat and power generation methods thermodynamically.
Describe and explain the basic fundamentals of combustion theory and perform an environmental assessment and suggest measures for emission control in a power plant.
Compare different power generation alternatives and choose the most suitable for
given conditions.
• Describe and explain the physics of nuclear power and how such a system can be built up.
• Describe the main components in a power plant.
• Describe, explain, and analyse heat pump and refrigeration systems and its components.

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Semester 1
Energy Resources 7.5 hp
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 1
Energy Systems 6 hp
Field Energy Systems

After the course the students should be able to:
• Describe and explain the principles of different conventional heat and power generation methods.
• Analyse conventional heat and power generation methods thermodynamically.
Describe and explain the basic fundamentals of combustion theory and perform an environmental assessment and suggest measures for emission control in a power plant.
Compare different power generation alternatives and choose the most suitable for
given conditions.
• Describe and explain the physics of nuclear power and how such a system can be built up.
• Describe the main components in a power plant.
• Describe, explain, and analyse heat pump and refrigeration systems and its components.

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Literature

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Semester 1
Energy Utilization in Buildings 9 hp
Field Energy Systems

Different energy carriers will be judged against each other as well as measures to decrease the energy demand either at the production stage or at utilization. Other objectives of the course are to provide a fundamental knowledge in heating, cooling, ventilation and indoor climate in buildings. Heat transfer principles are introduced with applications to energy losses from a building envelope and moisture transmission in buildings will be discussed.

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Semester 2
Energy System Simulation and Optimisation 7.5 hp
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
Thermal Comfort and Indoor Climate, internet course 7.5 hp
Field Energy Technology

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

- understand the effects of heating and ventilation on indoor air quality and thermal comfort,
- have implications on energy management in the built environment.
- design HVAC systems
- become familiar with the concept of the environmental building assessment and various assessment schemes and tools commercially available.

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Year 2

Semester 1
Environmental Assessment of Buildings 7.5 hp
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 1
Simulation and Optimisation for Building Environment 7.5 hp
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 2
Degree Project for a Master of Science with a Major in Energy Systems 30 hp
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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