The MSc specialisation in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering (TEPE) 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.
The themes for the three semesters are particularly focused on thermal energy and process engineering and an 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 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.
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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 so lar energy to produce electricity?
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Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranks as number 79 in the world.
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Problem based learning (PBL)
Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning, where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for problem based learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and UNESCO has placed its only professorial chair in PBL at Aalborg University.
The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner.