Energy Producing and Energy Converting System


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based upon knowledge obtained at the 2nd semester or equivalent.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must have knowledge about functional requirements and how to estimate load profiles
  • Must have knowledge about renewably energy systems in buildings
  • Must have knowledge about the construction and principle of operation of solar collectors and photovoltaic systems
  • Must have knowledge about thermodynamic cycle in heat pumps and refrigeration cycle of compressors
  • Must be able to understand the interplay between different types of energy storage, heat pump systems and typical heating and cooling systems in buildings


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to set up functional requirements and load profiles
  • Must be able to apply methods to calculate sun path and shade
  • Must be able to apply methods to sizing of solar heat, photovoltaic, heat pumps and refrigeration systems


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to evaluate and reflect on the relevance of the individual energy systems in relation to a specific building and its expected energy use
  • Must be able to discuss with peers on the proper choice of different types of energy systems

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises in groups supplemented with e.g. workshops, presentation seminars and more.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examEnergy Producing and Energy Converting System
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergiproducerende og -omformende systemer
Module codeB-BED-K3-16
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Building Energy Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science