TEP4521 - Sustainable Energy Systems, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The specialization project will be related to sustainable energy systems of importance for the Norwegian process and onshore industry. The topics of the specialization projects are connect to our research projects with activities of importance for the process industry (energy utilization, process integration), gas (liquifying of gasses, gas processing and transport, 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)

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The project 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 - Gas transport- Industrial heat engineering - Environmental analysis - Power production systems - Energy storage (electric, thermal storage hot and cold).

Skills: The project should enable the student to: - Analyses, design and operation of processes, energy systems and components - Developing and implementation of new technology in energy processes - Ability to go deep in theoretic and/or practice within a specific topic by use of scientific methods, 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 project should give the student: - After fulfilled topics, the student will have a detailed knowledge about the selected energy process. 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 specialization project is an independent work performed by the student under guidance of the supervisor. The guidance and advice are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Required previous knowledge

Follows the progress of the master program

Course materials

Eventually given material will be agreed with main supervisor

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 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: Assignment

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