MASA2042 - Energy transfer and control of machinery systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

The course contains energy and energy conversion within multi-domain energy systems, consisting of: - Mechanical power transmission (rotary and linear motion). - Hydraulic and pneumatic power transmission (power hydraulics). - Electric power transmission (direct current and alternating current).

The course deals primarily with various forms of energy and their relationships; potential and kinetic energy, as well as the transformation of these forms of energy. Systems engineering principles: multi-domain systems., interface and interaction.

Modeling and simulation of dynamic systems. Mechanical energy and power transmission both linear and rotating, as well as transmission to hydraulic and electrical energy and energy storage in various forms.

The hydraulic power part also deals with basic understanding: hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, impulse rate, losses in pipe systems, valves / components. The course also deals with basic principles for control of energy transfer: instrumentation techniques, control strategies and controllers.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After passing the course the student has:

  • basic knowledge about energy, energy conversion and energy transfer.
  • knowledge of hydraulic, electrical and mechanical energy transfer.
  • basic understanding of key energy converters, efficiencies and losses.
  • basic knowledge of controlling and regulating technical systems.
  • overview of the key elements of measuring technique and instrumentation of energy systems - machines.

Competence: After passing the course the student can:

  • perform analysis of energy flow in complex energy processes - machines.
  • basic design of simple energy processes - machines that include several different forms of energy.
  • consider various forms of energy in relation to different applications.
  • evaluate, select and design components for complex machines / assessing / selecting various basic control strategies

General competence: The student has a solid understanding of correct and efficient use of energy, a good understanding that interdisciplinarity is necessary to develop good system solutions.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, demonstrations and work on assignments individually and project work in groups. Emphasis is placed on practical examples and exercises. Project work in groups of 2-3 students.

2/3 of the assignments must be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

4 hours written school exam.

Permitted aids for written school exams: Technical formula collection with tables and calculator. The postponed exam is conducted as an oral exam lasting approx. 20 minutes.

Re-sit exam: following semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination (Re-sit Exam)

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Oral examination (Re-sit Exam) 100/100 2023-09-20
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination (Re-sit Exam) 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 2024-05-15 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C215 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 1
C226 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 12
C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 40
  • * 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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