Course syllabus

Energy Engineering

MVKP10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: F4, F4-es, M4-en, MD4, W4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The world is using more energy each year and is projected to increase. Traditionally, energy has been produced in large energy production facilities but modern energy systems are typically more diversed. There are no longer just an energy production facility but also customers that both use and sell energy, so-called prosumers. This interaction between actors in the energy market creates opportunities to use energy more efficient and reduce the environmental impact from the energy system.

This pallette of energy systems makes it more challenging to plan, design and construct energy systems. It is therefore important to be able to understand the limitations and possibilities of the components and complete energy systems.

The aim of this course is to provide engineering expertise regarding energy processes, components within energy systems, and provide the tools needed to argue, judge and evaluate energy system solutions. The course is founded in prior courses in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to describe and account for the function of different energy systems for the production of electricity and heat.

- be able to describe and account for the function of waste heat recovery systems.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

- Assess energy system solutions

- Create an energy system solution based on given restrictions.

- Describe and show with calculations how exergy affects the choice of a system solution

- Optimise energi system solutions.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

- assess energy solutions for heat-recovery, production of electricity and heat storage

- To be able to critically evaluate multiple energy solutions and select an optimum solution


- Thermal storage

- Energy production facilities

- Heat recovery systems

- Organic Rankine Cycles

- Heat pumps

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam and 2 hand-in assignments

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:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MVKN65, MVKF10, MVK170

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Marcus Thern,
Course coordinator: Jens Klingmann,