Course syllabus

Projekteringsmetodik för termiska kraftverk
Projecting Thermal Power Plants

MVKN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: M5-en
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The purpose of the course is to give the student skills to choose the most appropriate alternative for any given economic environment through techno-economical analysis of power plants.

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


Each student must carry out a pre-projecting of a combined cycle plant during the first part of the course. In the beginning of the course the students develop their own heat and mass balance program, using Matlab. The commercial heat and mass balance program, IPSEpro, will be introduced in parallel. Using this program the students will be able to validate the results of their pre-projecting assignment. At the same time the commercial program allows the students to carry out more advanced calculations of combined cycles in the end of the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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. To receive the higher grades (4) and (5) the student must pass the written exam.

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

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Magnus Genrup,
Course coordinator: Univ. lektor Marcus Thern,
Examinator: Magnus Genrup,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is based on lectures and tutorials