Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

Joint Nordic Master’s degree programme, 2 years

Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

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Heat and Power Engineering

MS ISEE Study Track: Heat and Power Engineering,

Course Table: 2019/2020

  1. Year Aalto University: School of Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Mika Järvinen
  2. Year Chalmers University of Technology: Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment, Carl Johan Linderholm & Tobias Mattison

 

Study track focus and goal:
This track meets the challenges set by global warming and depletion of fossil fuel resources by providing world class education in advanced technologies and systems for efficient, clean and competitive conversion, distribution and use of electricity, heating and cooling.

Training is provided in the use of optimization and modelling tools for design and planning on the technical plant level, including state-of-the-art technologies, at the same time that necessary knowledge on energy systems is given in order to gain perspective.  After completion, the student will be well poised for a career within a large number of sectors  in industry which utilizes energy, as well as academia.  The enormous transformations needed in the energy system in the future, will make such knowledge indespensible and highly valuable.

Learning outcomes:

  • Students become skilled in analysis, optimization and design of combined heat and power plants and industrial heat processes, acquiring also state-of-the-art knowledge on technologies for fuel conversion with reduced or zero CO2 emissions (biomass and waste conversion, Carbon Capture and Storage technologies).
     
  • By acquiring complementary knowledge on an energy systems level, students are trained to approach problem-solving in an interdisciplinary way.
     
  • Students are prepared for a professional career within the energy industry and power generation companies.

Course Table

Course Table

  • AAE-E3051 Future energy carriers (5 ECTS)
  • EEN-E3006 Energy markets (5 ECTS)
  • EEN-E1030 Thermodynamics in Energy Technology (5 ECTS)
  • EEN-E3007 Process Integration and Energy Optimization (5 ECTS), II

Elective course list 1:

  • AAE-E1000 Introduction to Advanced Energy Solutions (5 ECTS)
  • AAE-E3000 Advanced Energy Projects (5 ECTS) (I-II)
  • PHYS-E6572 Advanced Wind Power Technology (5 ECTS) (alternate years)
  • PHYS-C6370 Fundamentals of New Energy Sources (5 ECTS)
  • AAE-E3085 Circular Economy for Energy Storage, P (5 ECTS) (I)

Totally 25 ECTS

 

  • AAE-E2003 Thermo-chemical energy Conversion (5 ECTS) III-IV
  • AAE-E3090 Renewable Energy Engineering, (5 ECTS) (III-IV)
  • EN-E3005 Exercises in Energy Technology (5 ECTS)
  • 31E01310 Energy and Environmental Economics (5 ECTS)
  • EEN-E3004 District heating and cooling (5 ECTS)

Elective cours list 2:

  • PHYS-E6570 Solar Energy Engineering (5 ECTS) (alternate years)
  • EEN-E2001 Computational Fluid Dynamics (5 ECTS)
  • PHYS-C1380 Multi-disciplinary energy perspectives (5 ECTS)

Totally 35 ECTS

  • MEN120 Heat and Power Systems Engineering (7.5 ECTS)
  • KVM013 Industrial Energy Systems (7.5 ECT)

Elective course list 3:

  • ENM125 Sustainable Electric Power Systems (7.5 ECTS)
  • TEK465 Sustainable Transportation (7.5 ECTS)
  • TME210 Turbomachinery (7.5 ECTS)
  • FFR170 Sustainable Energy Futures (7.5 ECTS)
  • MTF072 Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) (7.5 ECTS)
  • TME160 Multiphase flow (7.5 ECTS)
  • MTF171 Gas turbine technology (7.5 ECTS)
  • ENM095 Sustainable power production and transportation (7.5 ECTS)

Totally 30 ECTS

Thesis , 30 ECTS

Totally 30 ECTS

First and main supervisor at Chalmers University, 2nd year

Professors at Chalmers

Research area

Prof. Tobias Mattisson, Chalmers University, Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment

Chemical looping, gasification, thermodynamics

Prof. Filip Johnsson, Chalmers University, Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment

Fluidized bed processes

David Pallarès, Chalmers University, Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment

Fluidized bed processes

Fredrik Norrmann, Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment

Oxyfuel combustion, flue gas treatment

Magnus Rydén, Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment

Chemical looping combustion,
Conversion of fuel to H2

 

Co-supervisors for master thesis supervision at Aalto University (i.e. 1st year university)

Professors at Aalto

Research area

prof. Mika Järvinen, Aalto University, department of Mechanical Engineering

Combustion and gasification, fuel spraying and modeling

prof. Martti Larmi, Aalto University, department of Mechanical Engineering

Biofuel production and combustion

prof. Risto Lahdelma, Aalto University, department of Mechanical Engineering

Energy: Modeling, simulation and optimization

Prof. Sanna Syri, Aalto University, department of Mechanical Engineering

Energy Market, economic and societal impacts of energy technologies

Prof. Ville Vuorinen, Aalto University, dpt. of Mechanical Engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Combustion, Mathematical Modelling

Prof. Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio, Aalto University, department of Mechanical Engineering Energy storage, circular economy
 

Degree requirements for admission process

A BSc degree corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in the following fields: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics.

Applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements: The applicant’s qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and energy/thermal engineering. Applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements:

  • Mathematics: 21.5 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations
  • Thermodynamics: 6 ECTS
  • Mass and/or heat transfer: 6 ECTS
  • Fluid mechanics: min. 5 ECTS

Master Thesis Information

Master Thesis Information