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Energy Engineering


The academic discipline of Energy Engineering deal with both the technological and the environmental aspects of energy technology.



Year 1, 60 ECTS credits


Mathematics for Engineers I, 15 ECTS credits
Courses in the mathematic disciplines of; Algebra and Analysis.


Applied Thermodynamics A, 15 ECTS credits
Classic thermodynamics - phase changes, energy transports, heat, work and internal energy, plus cooling-machines and heat-pumps.


Energy Processes B, 7.5 ECTS credits
Mechanisms for energy and mass transport, energy transformation, energy house holding, energy usage and technical system solutions.


Electrical Energy Technology A, 7.5 ECTS credits
Knowledge about three-phase systems and its use in energy transition, electrical hazards, transformers and the most common rotating electrical machines. Also an orientation in components you find in power-electronics and their usage.


Biology for Energy Engineers A, 15 ECTS credits
Basic knowledge in the four fields of; Ecology, experimental plant science, geo-ecology and molecular biology.



Year 2, 60 ECTS credits


Solid Biofuels A, 15 ECTS credits
Potential, production, production technology, handling and characteristics of the following solid biofuels: Wood fuel (forest and saw-mill), peat fuel, agriculture fuel (straw, reed canary-grass and raw material for biogas, ethanol, vegetable oils) and finally waste fuel (household and industrial).


Applied Measuring Technology, 7.5 ECTS credits
Basic knowledge about the planning and construction of a measuring system, plus realization and management of the result. Disturbances in measuring and how to avoid or/and minimize them, and finally methods for evaluation and presentation of the gained measuring results.


Environmental Knowledge A, 7.5 ECTS credits
The ecosystem's structure and function. Energy flows, production and decomposable conditions, basics in toxicology and transport mechanisms of the elements with a connection to environmental problems. Plus an orientation in the occupational safety and health act with a focus on indoor environment, ergonomics, chemical hazards, risk analysis, work organizations and psycho-social aspects.


Heat and Ventilation B, 7.5 ECTS credits
Deep loading knowledge about different systems for heating and indoor air treatment, plus different static methods for calculation of the energy and effect need of a building.


Chemistry A, Introductory Course, 7.5 ECTS credits
Common chemical definitions like; Nomenclature, stoichiometry, reaction formulas, chemical equilibrium, basic thermodynamics and corrosion.


Chemical Combustion A, 7.5 ECTS credits
Chemical reactions in combustion and how they can be controlled. Basic thermodynamics from a chemical equilibrium point of view. Calculations of gas volume, emission and how they can be reduced. Focus on the environmental aspects of these chemical processes.


Combustion Techniques for Solid Fuels, 7.5 ECTS credits
Techniques and optimization in combustion of solid fuels. Knowledge about different types of combustion plants, plus environmental and economical aspects concerning the combustion technique of different solid fuels.



Year 3, 60 ECTS credits


Environmental Technology A, 15 ECTS credits
Preventive methods for environmental protection. Current environmental legislation and authorities roles in relation with different responsibilities among businesses. Cleaning techniques of water, air and waste together with the erection of different environmental guide systems.


Energy Efficency C, 15 ECTS credits
Deeper studies about energy quality, techniques and dimensioning. The applications that is dealt with focuses on an effective, economical and energy efficient way of usage with the help of system thinking.


English A with a technical focus, 15 ECTS credits
Knowledge and skills in the english language, with a technical focus. Ability to express oneself in speech and writing, in both the area of technical-science and in more general terms.


Entrepreneurship for Engineers A, 15 ECTS credits
Entrepreneurship is important in any form of leading position and the area is dealt with from a few different perspectives such as: The individual, corporate development and factors concerning the world that revolves around us.



Year 4, 45 ECTS credits


Mathematics for Engineers II, 15 ECTS credits
Courses in the mathematic disciplines of; Linear algebra and Analysis 2.


Biogas and Liquid Biofuels C, 7.5 ECTS credits
Good knowledge of raw materials and processes for production, handling and use, environmental aspects concerning production and use, plus economic aspects concerning production and use of biogas and liquid biofuels.


Characterization of Biofuel D, 7.5 ECTS credits
Good knowledge of strategies and methods for sampling of biofuels, methods and instruments for sample preparation, principles of measurements, instruments and applications of modern instrumental methods for characterisation of biofuels.


Bachelor's Paper C, 15 ECTS credits
The Significance of Moisture Content and Grinding Fraction when Pelleting Biofuel
The assignment where done in both a practical and a theoretical part at Bioenergy Technology Centre in Umeň, Sweden. Raw material out of bark and raw dust where prepared so they had three different moisturizing content. Each material, at each moisturizing content, were then prepared in to three different grinding degrees. All samples where thereafter analyzed both before and after they were pelletised. The parameters that was checked was grinding fractions, moisture content, density and strength of the pellets.



Extra Course, 7.5 ECTS credits


Production and Small-scale Combustion of Upgraded Biofuels, 7.5 ECTS credits
Knowledge of the market of upgraded biofuels together with present small-scale technology (from house level to smaller district heating plants) and need of development. Good knowledge of the requirements for upgrading, storing, transporting, combustion ,environmental effects and safety during manufacturing, handling and combustion of upgraded biofuels. Plus economic comparisons between different fuels and techniques and the market potential of upgraded fuels together with knowledge of fuel properties at different compositions of raw materials.

 
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