The incessant exhaustion of fossil fuel reserves and the environmental issues associated with the utilisation of these energy resources necessitate the development, not only of new conversion technologies, but also new, non-fossil fuels. These may e.g. be derived from biomass, waste, from by-products of different industrial processes or from atmospheric sources, such as the sun, the wind and the oceans.
The ability to design new, innovative energy technologies and systems will be decisive in the future, where competitiveness both in terms of efficiency and environmental issues will be fierce in order to meet market and society requirements.
The themes for the three semesters are particularly focused on Thermal Energy and Process Engineering and in-depth understanding of the technologies and scientific disciplines involved in energy conversion, utilisation and transport. The education is multidisciplinary and covers the integration of general engineering disciplines, such as thermal systems, fluid- and aerodynamics, control engineering and electrical engineering.
The Aalborg University's programme in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering is a specialisation in the MSc programme Energy Engineering.
The objectives of the Thermal Energy and Process Engineering MSc syllabus are:
- General understanding of the design, modelling and optimisation of energy systems used in various energy production applications
- Understanding the detailed operation, functionality and interaction between the various components of key thermal energy conversion technologies
- Detailed insight into system integration with respect to both system efficiency and control engineering aspects of energy systems
- Developing, constructing and operating thermal energy conversion technologies in the laboratory and in real applications, and
- insight into the topics related to the practical realisation and implementation of thermal energy technologies and systems concerning both innovative aspects, business planning and economical considerations.
Topics you will study
- Can we develop efficient and sustainable methods for production of bio fuels and bio materials?
- How can we develop energy efficient processes for production of heat and power?
- Can we develop energy harvesting systems using thermal and mechanical energy to run e.g. sensors and surveillance systems?
- Can we design small, efficient and silent vertical- axis wind turbines for use in an urban environment?
- How do we develop efficient methods for energy storage applications for transport systems for humans and goods?
- How do we estimate the energy potential of a wind turbine?
- How can we develop models for wind simulation in complex landscapes such as forests and hills?
- How do we design cyclic processes for exploitation of solar energy to produce electricity?
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Mul‐ tiphase Flow
- Fluid Mechanics and Compressible Flow
- Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes and Applied Statistics
- For international students: Control Theory and MATLAB
- Fuel Conversion and Production
- Chemical Reactors and Process Systems
- Optimisation Theory and Reliability
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMechanical Engineering Energy & Power Engineering Sustainable Energy View 8 other Masters in Mechanical Engineering in Denmark
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Admission to the MSc programme in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering presupposes a BSc degree in Thermal Energy Engineering, Thermal Processes, or similar.
International13514 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6757 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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