AAU logo

Energy Engineering, Esbjerg

Energy Engineering

Energy Engineering

Would you like to contribute to making energy environmentally friendly? To supply the world with energy in new ways? Ensure sustainable and cost-effective energy? The problems lie in the future, but the solutions must be found now! You can choose to study one or two semesters in the Bachelor's programme in Energy Engineering at Aalborg University in Esbjerg.

At Aalborg University, we offer a study programme in Energy Engineering targeted at the demands and challenges which the future poses. The programme is founded on research-based teaching and problem-based project-organised learning. As a guest student, you will contribute to maintaining and strengthening a healthy environment. The Department of Energy Technology conducts research on alternative and environmentally friendly energy sources as well as on savings on energy consumption and optimisation of energy systems in all aspects.

As a guest student in the undergraduate programme in Energy Engineering, you choose a specialisation in one of the areas

  • Dynamic Systems
  • Thermal Processes

Click here to see the full curriculum for the programme.

Specialisation in Dynamic Systems - 5th and 6th Semesters

Study Motivation

  • Knowledge of Dynamic Systems is important for a well-functioning modern society
  • Renewable power production and new energy saving apparatus are undergoing a fast development process to deal with environmental issues like global warming
  • The need for new energy sources like wind and wave energy including e.g. new hydraulic systems.

There is a need for Dynamic Systems engineers experienced in:

  • Environmentally friendly energy production and consumption
  • Exploiting renewable energy sources like wind, solar and wave energy
  • Developing energy-efficient systems and products for various applications
  • Maintaining Denmark’s leading position within the area of energy

Content of Study Programme

5th semester: Analysis of Transmission Systems in Wind Turbines

This semester aims for a complete dynamic system analysis of a wind turbine. A mathematical model based on physical understanding of the system is to be developed for simulation purposes. Furthermore, a controller is to be developed, tested and verified by laboratory experiments.

6th semester: Design of Wave Motion Compensating Systems

This semester focuses on the design of wave motion compensating systems. The aim is to decrease the impact of the water waves on offshore energy systems e.g. oil rigs, wind turbines, wave energy converters. Feasible and economical solutions are to be proposed involving both actuator systems and their control.
Analysis of the overall system implies the study of the interaction between constituting subsystems and technologies involved.

Master of Science (MSc) Specialisations

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme in Energy Engineering with specialisation in Dynamic Systems or similar gives access to the following MSc specialisations in Energy Engineering (Aalborg) and Sustainable Energy Engineering (Esbjerg):

Specialisation in Thermal Processes 5th and 6th Semesters

Study Motivation

  • Knowledge of Thermal Processes is necessary for modern society to function well
  • Renewable power production and new energy saving apparatus are undergoing a fast development process to deal with environmental issues like global warming
  • The need for new energy sources like wind power, bio-energy and fuel cell systems.

There is a need for Thermal Energy engineers experienced in:

  • Environmentally friendly energy production and consumption
  • Exploiting renewable energy sources like wind, solar and wave energy
  • Developing energy-efficient systems and products for various applications
  • Maintaining Denmark’s leading position within the area of energy

Content of Study Programme

5th Semester: Design of Energy Systems

The objective of this semester is to design and simulate thermo mechanical energy systems. The steady state model is to be studied and possibly verified by experiments or data for existing systems.

Project examples:

  • Modelling and optimisation of a complex ventilation or pump system
  • Analysis, modelling, and optimisation of a combined heat and power plant
  • Utilisation of the exhaust gas from ships
  • Modelling and optimisation of a hydrogen system

6th Semester: Thermo Mechanical Energy Systems

The objective of this semester is to provide knowledge about the construction of flow machines and components used in thermal energy systems. As a result of overall analysis, limitations due to the dynamic interactions on these systems are to be outlined. Environmental issues in relation to the thermal systems are to be considered.

Project examples:

  • Design of a vertical axis wind turbine

Master of Science (MSc) Specialisations

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme in Energy Engineering with specialisation in Thermal Energy or similar gives access to the following MSc specialisations in Energy Engineering (Aalborg) and Sustainable Energy Engineering (Esbjerg):

Energy Laboratories

At the Department of Energy Technology, you will find a lot of well-equipped and modern test laboratories enabling you to carry out exciting laboratory experiments. These tests will verify the theoretical analysis, which you apply during the project work. The laboratories make it possible to perform realistic tests within Dynamic Systems and Thermal Processes, as they include advanced computer-based measurement and control facilities. The majority of the project work is carried out in cooperation with the industry, giving you the possibility to do some of the project work with a company. The companies will come up with project proposals and provide equipment or data for the project work.