Fundamental Energy System Physics and Topology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge and comprehension within energy engineering concepts
  • Have knowledge and comprehension within the topology of energy systems
  • Have knowledge about major energy machines such as pumps, turbines, heat exchangers, electric motors and generators as well as their functions
  • Have knowledge about non-complex energy engineering calculations
  • Have gained knowledge about static and quasi static electric and magnetic fields, capacitance and inductance


  • Be able to make fundamental energy and power calculations
  • Be able to design a model of a simple energy system
  • Be able to set up basic formulas for the processes in major energy machines
  • Be able to make basic steady state calculations for energy systems
  • Be able to analyse static and quasi static electric and magnetic fields and their propagation
  • Be able to use electro physics to determine electric resistance, capacitance and inductance
  • Be able to use electro physics to calculate mechanical forces induced by electric and magnetic fields
  • Have competences within electric current, electric and magnetic fields, Ampère’s law, Faraday’s law, Lenz’ law, Maxwell’s equations and ferromagnetic materials


  • Be able to acquire the terminology of the subject area
  • Be able to identify own learning needs and structure own learning in energy engineering systems and electro physics

Type of instruction

Lectures, possibly supported by laboratory experiments and self-study including e-learning, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examFundamental Energy System Physics and Topology
Type of exam
Oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergisystemers grundlæggende fysik og opbygning
Module codeN-EN-B1-4A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science