MASA2042 - Energy transfer and control of machinery systems


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 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 (oil hydraulics).
- Electric power transmission (direct current and alternating current).
The course deals primarily with various forms of energy and their relations; 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, controllers and logical controls.

Learning outcome

* 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.

* ability to performe analysis of energy flow in complex energy processes - machines.
* basic design of simple energy processes - machines that includes several different forms of energy.
* considering various forms of energy in relation to different applications.
* evaluation, selection and designing components for complex machines / assessing / selecting various management and control
General competence:
* good understanding of correct and efficient use of energy.
* understanding that interdisciplinarity is necessary to develop good system solutions.
* ability to see connections between different forms of energy and how they transformed and used.

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. 

Compulsory assignments

  • 8 Assignments

Further on evaluation

Reexamination : Oral exam, duaration approx.20 minutes

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering - Product and System Design (045PS)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)
Ship Design (699SD)
Ship Design (699YV)

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 6
Lab hours: 6

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: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
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.

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

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