FENA2320 - Energy conversion and system integration


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 40/100
Oral exam 60/100 20 minutes

Course content

The subject deals with processing and system design. The subject provides an understanding of how energy systems can be integrated into a larger system, e.g. in a vessel. The system for the production of renewable energy in offshore/coastal areas, storage and use is described. In system integration, account must be taken of the characteristics and the process design for the given energy carrier. The course will focus on both traditional and renewable energy carriers, and how the various fuels are converted into mechanical/electrical energy. Carbon capture, hydrogen production and the production of synthetic gas and bio-fuels such as biomethane and biomethanol will be analysed. The subject provides a basis for evaluating and recommending energy systems in relation to the sustainability goals.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course, the student can demonstrate advanced knowledge of processes for the production of renewable energy and energy carriers, storage of energy carriers, energy conversion and production of electrical energy, through internal combustion engines and fuel cells. This includes system integration, particularly in maritime applications. Topics are energy from the sun and wind, batteries, hydrogen, hydrogen-rich energy carriers such as ammonia and methanol, flywheels etc. CCS, heat recovery and energy efficiency are also topics.

Skills: After the course, the student can perform simple process calculations and system analyzes for an integrated energy system. The student is able to assess various energy solutions and possibilities for energy efficiency, as well as having an insight into what this entails for requirements and guidelines for system integration.

General competence: After the course, the student has the ability to analyze and design complex energy systems and integrate the energy system in a larger context. The student can communicate with professionals in the field and the public, both orally and in writing.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, guest lectures, exercises and project work. A minimum of 2/3 of the compulsory exercises must be approved before admission to the examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Project (40 %) + oral exam (60 %).

Mandatory assignments: A minimum of 2/3 of the mandatory exercises must be approved.

Re-sit exam can be arranged as oral exam in the spring semester (May/June).

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 60/100 2023-11-27 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral exam 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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