TEP4506 - Sustainable Energy Systems, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 60 minutes D

Course content

This course will give an introduction in sustainable energy systems of importance for the Norwegian process and onshore industry. The topics in this course will connect our research activity with activities of importance for the process industry (energy utilization, process integration), gas (liquifying of gasses, gas processing, transport, and gas hydrates, hydrogen and biogas), fishery and aquaculture (refrigeration and heat pump systems), food industry (processing, drying, heat pumping and refrigeration systems) and industry processes (environmentally friendly heat pumps end refrigeration systems), energy storage (batteries, hot and cold energy thermal storage), power production (water power, thermal power). The interaction between modelling, simulation and laboratory activity will be emphasized (several laboratories within the different energy areas). The project and the following master thesis will be adapted individually for each student within a wide range of activity such as: laboratory work, concept study, modelling, programming, simulation etc. Internationalization will be emphasized in cooperation with cooperation with research institutes and Norwegian industry.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course provides the student with knowledge within one or several areas of competence: - Gas processing - Refrigeration components and systems - Refrigeration systems and processes in the food industry - Dewatering and drying engineering - Multi phase flow and transport - Industrial heat engineering, Energy storage (electric, hot and cold thermal) Skills: The course should enable the student to: - Analyses, design and operation of processes and components - Developing and implementation of new technology in processes and systems - Ability to go deep in theoretic and/or practice within a specific topic by use of scientific methods, literature studies, own experiments or develop models for detailed analyses - Ability to perform larger independent projects inclusive project plans with milestones, reporting results and write a scientific report according standards. General competence: The course should give the student: - After fulfilled topics the student will have a detailed knowledge about the selected process and energy system. The student will be able to use this competence in projects where these topics are integrated as components or technology elements.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of two modules at 3.75 ECTS credits each. Only students writing Project have access to specialization courses. Choice of modules is to be performed in consultation with the supervisor of the specialization project. Modules should normally be chosen among the modules offered by the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. It is also possible to combine with modules from other departments at NTNU. The different courses will be colloquiums (lectures; students and/or teacher), mini seminars and laboratory work. Some of the modules can have limitation in the number of students. The lectures and exercises are in English

Further on evaluation

In case of "not passed" in one of the two 3.75 ECTS credit themes, new examination has to be performed in both themes.

Course materials

Given at start of the semester. Consist of a selection of book chapters or a collection of papers

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Process Technology
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral exam 100/100 D
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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