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Thermal Energy and Process Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Aalborg, Denmark
The Aalborg University offers this MSc specialisation in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering (TEPE), that is primarily focused on thermal energy technologies and systems, and it covers advanced aspects of energy system modelling, heat- and mass transfer, control engineering and experimental work with focus on different components and energy system aspects.
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Overview

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?

Programme Structure

Courses 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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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General Requirements

Admission to the MSc programme in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering presupposes a BSc degree in Thermal Energy Engineering, Thermal Processes, or similar.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
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