Course syllabus

Power Plant Technology

MVKF10, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2014-04-02

General Information

Elective for: M4-en, W4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The students will apply previously acquired knowledge in thermodynamics to real cases within the field of thermal power engineering. The students will also learn to understand the function of the components and be able to dimension components of the thermal power plants. This course will provide skills to use different tools for analysis of components and systems for electricity and heat production.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Combustion processes and design of boilers, feed water preheating, heat exchanger design, calculation of the heating elements of the nuclear plants, concept of loss and efficiency, detailed component studies of boilers, heat exchangers and system analysis

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination is carried out individually and in group. The compulsory project assignments have to be presented written as well as orally in seminars, where all group members are required to participate actively. To pass the course, the student must pass all of the compulsory tasks.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MVK170

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Marcus Thern,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course includes lectures and seminars.