PK8452 - Hydrogen energy technologies


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This inter-disciplinary course aims to cover the increasing request in hydrogen technology education. The growing interest and investments in this technology, which has the potential to achieve the climate neutrality goal, create the need to re-design many industrial sectors. For this reason, the course offers an overview on the entire hydrogen value chain and what are the issues that must be tackled to enhance that deployment of hydrogen technologies in different industrial sectors. The main themes of this course include safety, energy, material aspects during the entire hydrogen life cycle stages (production, storage, transportation and utilization).

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students will get a thorough insight on the research status on the whole hydrogen value chain including production, storage, transportation and utilization. The students should also recognize the state-of-the-art research activities in the field and identify relevant research opportunities around their own topics. Skills: The students shall be able to utilize models, methods and tools introduced and shared in this course into their own research. General competence: The students shall be able to understand how hydrogen energy technologies can be effectively deployed in order to decarbonise many industrial sectors. The students should also learn how to write a draft for a scientific paper to an international conference or journal.

Learning methods and activities

The course is conducted as a series of 1-day seminars. The first one is lectured primarily by the course responsible and invited lecturers, while the other seminars include topics that are presented by the participants.

Further on evaluation

The participants need produce a paper in a conference format during the semester and present it in the last seminar. Then, the participants will deliver the final paper for evaluation by the agreed deadline.

Required previous knowledge

All students taking this course must be enrolled in a ph.d program at NTNU or a different university.

Course materials

Selected papers in journals and conferences, and other published research reports.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Risk Analysis
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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





Room Building Number of candidates
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