Course syllabus

Vätgas, batterier och bränsleceller
Hydrogen, Batteries and Fuel Cells

MVKF25, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2020-03-26

General Information

Elective for: E4-em, M4, W4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand




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



The course treats the chemistry and function of the common secondary battery systems, e.g., the litium-ion battery. Super condensators and various fuel cells are presented and energy relevant materials and electrochemical conversion are described and analyzed. Electrochemical conversion is modelled. Various methods to produce hydrogen are discussed and life cycle assessments of hydrogen and fuel cells are presented.

Lectures, tutorial sessions, project work and seminars are included.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: A written exam at the end of the course. Compulsory project work and seminars.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 12.
The course overlaps following course/s: MVK160

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Bengt Sundén,
Course coordinator: Bengt Sundén,
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