Advanced Fluids and Process Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester at the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering with specialisation in Fluids and Process Systems or similar

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge and understanding within advanced aspects of fluids and process systems
  • Knowledge about advanced models, tools and methods applied for fluids and process systems



  • Be able to independently define and analyse scientific problems within the topic of fluids and process systems, to propose and develop solutions for the present problem and to evaluate these solutions


  • Be able to select the most suitable scientific method to solve the problem from the range of different methods which can be used for the analysis, modelling and simulation of fluids and process systems
  • Be able to manage the problem based work and development process within the project theme and to communicate scientific results in a professional manner
  • Be able to independently continue own development in competence and specialisation
  • Be able to follow more sophisticated literature, or state-of-the-art, on CFD, turbulent flow and multiphase flow

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised work in groups. 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 work must be documented by a scientific paper (max. 8 pages) accompanied by a 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, and in addition the summary report should follow the rules as laid down by the Study Board of Energy in “Procedure for Project Work”, i.e. the total number of pages must not exceed 30 + 15 × number of students in the project group.

The project should be based on a fluids and process system, or parts thereof, which involve the use of advanced analysis, simulation or experimental methods. The project should encompass a state-of-the-art analysis of the present system or process and be focused towards finding new insight into the topic. The project can be fully based on experimental work, fully on simulation models or both. The project should be based on an on-going research project at the department or at a commercial cooperation partner.

Due to special technical or scientific documentation requirements, the student documents the project work in a project report, which can be prepared individually or in a group within the project theme; however the student’s special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a pre-condition that the student has submitted a scientific paper and presented the scientific paper at an internal conference prior to the project examination.
  • In case of a re-exam, the student will have to present the scientific paper in front of a committee made up of the supervisor and at least one internal adjudicator.


Name of examAdvanced Fluids and Process Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The project group should orally present the project work and scientific paper. The project group members will undergo an oral examination with internal adjudicator, based on the scientific paper and the project summary report.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
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 titleAvancerede strømnings- og processystemer
Module codeE-SEE-K3-1B
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science