Modelling and Analysis of Simple Energy Conversion Systems


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module Energy technologies or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about fundamental thermal, fluid mechanical and electrical theories and methods and their application and limitations
  • Comprehend the function of the sub-components used
  • Have knowledge and experience within laboratory work with energy conversion systems
  • Comprehend scientific methods and theories in relation to the theme of the semester


  • Be able to explain simple technical energy conversion processes
  • Be able to apply theories and methods in the project work to model sub-components and/or the total energy conversion system
  • Be able to analyse results from simulations and laboratory work under the project theme


  • Have achieved an ability to translate academic knowledge and skills in basic thermal, fluid mechanical and electrical situations to a practical problem that can be processed and to which a solution can be found
  • Have achieved an ability to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary field of electrical, fluid mechanical and thermal engineering

Type of instruction

Problem based and project organised work in groups where the collaboration process to find the technical solutions focuses on an effective team collaboration with the ability to actively listen, give constructive feedback and motivation as well as responsibility for own learning. The project can be discipline-oriented, interdisciplinary or a part of a multidisciplinary project depending on project choice.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project work, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examModelling and Analysis of Simple Energy Conversion Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with external adjudicator based on a presentation seminar and project report.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleModellering og analyse af enkle energikonverterende systemer
Module codeN-EN-B3-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
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