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Energy Engineering, Aalborg

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.

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.

Specialisations

During the 5th and/or 6th semester, you choose a specialisation in one of the following areas:

The teaching is carried out in English, and hence, many international students study here. Therefore, aside from strong academic skills, you will also build a strong international profile within your area.

Click here to see the full curriculum for the programme.

Electrical Energy Engineering

Knowledge of Electrical Energy is important 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 non polluting energy systems like wind power and the use of electric cars for transportation, in order to reduce CO2 emissions and create a cleaner environment.

There is a need for Electrical 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 Power Electronic Apparatus

The purpose of this semester is to solve problems concerning design and control of power electronic apparatus. Control strategies are to be implemented using microcontrollers, DSPs or similar. The electrical interaction between the converter and the integrating systems is to be analysed. Testing of the studied equipment and control in the laboratory is encouraged.

Project examples:

  • Digital audio amplifier
  • Reactive power control using a power converter
  • Electro-Magnetic Interference reduction with a pacemaker
  • Harmonic interaction between a converter and an electrical machine
  • DC power supply with galvanic isolation

6th Semester: BSc Project: Transmission and Conversion of Energy in Electrical Machines and Power Systems

The objective of this semester is the study of an electrical machine connected to a distribution grid. Both interconnected and isolated networks are to be considered. The machine can function either in motoring or generating mode. The power electronics associated with the electric drive may also be included in the project. The primary focus is the steady-state analysis of the drive. Partial or complete dimensioning of the system may be needed in order to construct a realistic simulation model and test the proposed solutions. The aim is to gain a deeper knowledge about the different parts of the system and the overall functioning. The proposed solution is to be tested in the laboratory to validate the theoretical results.

Project examples:

  • Influence of grid connected wind generators on the power quality
  • Performance evaluation of induction machine
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking for low voltage grid connected to photovoltaic cells. Methods of increasing the penetration of solar energy generation in the grid
  • DC grid for renewable energy sources

Master of Science (MSc) Specialisations

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

Thermal Energy Engineering

Study motivation
Thermal Energy is necessary for a 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.
There is a 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 Progtamme

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

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):

Mechatronic Control Engineering

Study Motivation
Knowledge of Mechatronic Control 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. There is a need for new energy sources like wind and wave energy including e.g. new hydraulic systems.

There is a need for Mechatronic Control 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: Mechatronic System Analysis

This semester focuses on the importance of the interaction between the modelling and control when designing a mechatronic system. The design must take into account the multidisciplinary characteristic of the systems. Insight into dynamic analysis and an understanding of digital control are given in order to implement the proposed strategies.

Project examples

  • Design of an electro-hydraulic valve without dead-band

6th semester: Mechatronic System Design

Mechatronic systems or components are to be designed. Evaluation of different solutions and their suitability for various technologies and constraints is to be made. The designed products are to be built and tested in the laboratory.

Project examples:

  • System for the reutilisation of kinetic energy
  • Fast switching valve
  • Development of servo subwoofer

Master of Science (MSc) Specialisations

The Bachelor of Science (BSc ) programme in Energy Engineering with specialisation in Mechatronic Control Engineering 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 the electrical, thermal, hydraulic and mechanical area, as they include advanced computer-based measurement and control facilities.

The majority of the project work is carried out in cooperation with the industry. The companies will come up with project proposals and provide equipment or data for the project work.

Student Counsellor

If you have questions regarding study life, exams or the like, please feel free to contact our student guidance counsellors.

Esben Ravn and Rikke Helena Winberg

energy.sg@ses.aau.dk

Fibigerstræde 16, room 3-008

9220 Aalborg Øst, DK

PHONE

Rikke: +45 93 56 20 47

Esben: +45 93 56 20 48

It is also possible to schedule a Skype call with Rikke and Esben. Please send them an e-mail for further details.