Problem based project organised project work in groups.
The project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.
Project work including supervision may be supplemented with lectures, workshops, presentation seminars, consultant meetings regarding PBL content, laboratory tests, etc.
The project work is split in two periods:
The P0 period lasts about 5-6 weeks starting at the beginning of the semester. The work in the P0 period includes a problem analysis and a problem formulation for the subject to be dealt with in the P1 period of the project. The problem analysis and problem formulation is written in a P0 document including also a process analysis for the P0 period. The P0 document is presented in a P0 status and presentation seminar, where the submitted documents for the P0 period are discussed.
The project should be based upon a simple fluid flow problem. The problem should be investigated using analytical, numerical and experimental methods using digital platforms. The problem can be a process or a typical engineering component which involves single phase fluid flow of a stationary or a transient nature. The project should involve the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of the simple fluid flow problem. The simulation should be verified by laboratory experiments or real measured data series and the validity of any assumptions made should be checked.
The purpose of the project may be:
The project work must be documented in a scientific way by a summary report, a paper and a poster as described under "Additional Information".
The summary report should include both the problem analysis, problem formulation, methodology and implementation as it would be in the case of a standard project report.
Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student
|Name of exam
|Fluid-Mechanical Analysis Methods
|Type of exam
Oral exam based on a projectThe project group should orally present the project work and scientific paper as specified in the Examination Policies and Procedures. The project group members will undergo an oral examination with internal adjudicator, based on the scientific paper, poster and the project summary report.
|7-point grading scale
|Type of grading
|Criteria of assessment
|The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures
The exam will be based on the documentation submitted and the rules in "Guidance for the Project of 1st Semester MSc in Energy Engineering", see below.
This project module is common for students with a Bachelor’s degree from Aalborg University heading for the specialisations in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering (TEPE), Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (HYTEC) and Process Engineering and Combustion Technology (PECT).
Guidance for the Project of 1st Semester MSc in Energy
1. Demands to the project documentation
The project should fulfil the objectives of the 1st semester project theme and should be documented to an acceptable technical and scientific level. The documentation shall include a scientific paper and a poster, which shall fulfil the standard for an international conference, e.g. the IEEE specifications. Moreover, the documentation shall include a project summary report - see below.
2. Project documentation
The following material must be uploaded to the system “Digital Exam” on the date given for the submission:
3. Conference participation
The paper must be presented, by one or more group members at a conference arranged within the Department of Energy. The conference will be run in the same manner as an international conference. The project poster must also be presented at this conference. All group members must attend the conference and the poster session to be allowed to participate in the project examination.
4. Project summary report
The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages. For more information see semester description in Moodle.
5. Project exam
The project evaluation will take place at a later date than the conference.
At the project examination the project group shall present its project work in accordance to the Examination Policies and Procedures.
The presentation and assessment of the project is conducted in English.
|Study Board of Energy
|Department of Energy
|The Faculty of Engineering and Science