TEP4530 - Energy and Indoor Environment, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

The specialization project is aimed at technical, economic and environmental analyzes of systems that require energy. This includes both demand and energy requirements, as well as transformation, transport and use of energy. The project can also be aimed at analyzing and developing infrastructure and relevant systems that contribute to the efficient and environmental use and supply of energy for a sustainable society, where energy needs are primarily covered by energy sources such as biomass, solar, natural gas and other fossil fuels, but it can also include integrated heating and electrical systems. Relevant areas for the project assignment are the following:

  • Heating and energy planning
  • Climatization of buildings.
  • Energy-flexible heating systems - hydronic heating systems.
  • Heat pumps for air conditioning.
  • Intelligent and energy efficient buildings.
  • Modeling and simulation of climate systems.
  • Indoor environment and health, efficiency and productivity.
  • Ventilation system solutions.
  • Airflow in rooms and buildings.
  • Safety and fire ventilation.
  • Environmental impact assessments.

For further information on possible, relevant project areas and supervisors, refer to the specialization project for the respective groups. Read more at:

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: The specialization project provides the student with knowledge and specialization within specific topics such as: Energy flexible heating systems - hydronic heating system; Heat pumps for building climatization; Intelligent and energy sufficient buildings; Modeling and simulation of HVAC system; Indoor climate, health, well being and productivity; HVAC-systems in practice; Air flow pattern in rooms and buildings; and Safety and fire ventilation.

SKILLS: The specialization project should enable the student to work with scientific methods, including acquisition of complementary knowledge from literature and other sources, and how to combine this with own knowledge.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: After ended specialization project the student should be able to:

  • Be competent in completion of a major independent project, including preparing a project plan with milestones, reporting of partial results and writing the project report:
  • Apply this expertise in developing and designing energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for buildings.

Learning methods and activities

Independent self study project work with guidance. The mark is set based on the project work. The guidance and advice are in English for students who do not speak Norwegian.

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)
  • Energy and Indoor Environment
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 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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