Fundamental Energy System Physics and Topology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension within energy engineering concepts
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the topology of energy systems
  • Have knowledge about major energy machines such as pumps, turbines, heat exchangers, electric motors and generators as well as their functions
  • Have knowledge about non-complex energy engineering calculations
  • Have gained knowledge about static and quasi static electric and magnetic fields, capacitance and inductance


  • Be able to make fundamental energy and power calculations
  • Be able to design a model of a simple energy system
  • Be able to set up basic formulas for the processes in major energy machines
  • Be able to make basic steady state calculations for energy systems
  • Be able to analyse static and quasi static electric and magnetic fields and their propagation
  • Be able to use electro physics to determine electric resistance, capacitance and inductance
  • Be able to use electro physics to calculate mechanical forces induced by electric and magnetic fields
  • Have competences within electric current, electric and magnetic fields, Ampère’s law, Faraday’s law, Lenz’ law, Maxwell’s equations and ferromagnetic materials


  • Be able to acquire the terminology of the subject area
  • Be able to identify own learning needs and structure own learning in energy engineering systems and electro physics

Type of instruction

Lectures, possibly supported by laboratory experiments and self-study, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examFundamental Energy System Physics and Topology
Type of exam
Oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergisystemers grundlæggende fysik og opbygning
Module codeN-EN-B1-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science