The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 1st semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering on one of the Thermal Energy Engineering specialisations or similar.
Problem based project organised work in groups where the students focus on proficient project leadership and management when finding their technical solution. The project can be made in cooperation with external partners and 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 also in cooperation with industry, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.
The project should be based upon a thermal power plant or upon a fuel conversion process plant. The thermal plant could be a combined heat and power plant, a de-centralised power plant or a cooling plant. The plants should be simulated to achieve an optimum plant design in terms of overall plant economy. In the design of the plant analytical tools are to be applied, such as numerical optimisation, non-linear dynamical modelling or process integration. In addition the plant design should be evaluated in relation to operational variations and/or the problems arising from start-up.
A workshop “PBL competence profile” to make an individual PBL competence profile is offered during the semester. More information can be found at www.ucpbl.net/education-courses/.
Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student
|Name of exam
|Modelling and Optimisation of Energy Systems
|Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
|7-point grading scale
|Type of grading
|Criteria of assessment
|The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures
Project on 2nd semester Thermal Energy and Process Engineering.
|Modellering og optimering af energisystemer
|Language of instruction
|Location of the lecture
|Responsible for the module
|Time allocation for external examiners
|Study Board of Energy
|Department of Energy
|The Faculty of Engineering and Science