Energy Engineering, Esbjerg

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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.

As a guest or exchange student, you can join the 5th and 6th semester of the Bachelor's (undergraduate) programme in Energy Engineering at Aalborg University's campus in Esbjerg. The programme is based on research-based teaching and problem-based project-organised learning. The Department of Energy Technology conducts research regarding alternative and environmentally friendly energy sources as well as savings on energy consumption and optimisation of energy systems in all aspects.

During each semester, courses constitute half the study time, while the other half has focus on project work carried out in groups – often working closely with the Department of Energy’s research environments and/or external companies.

This is a full-time study programme so you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend the majority of your day there.

At the Department of Energy Technology, you will find a lot of well-equipped and modern laboratories enabling you to carry out exciting laboratory experiments and tests. 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.

Meet Esben and his project group

In this video you can hear Esben tell about the co-operation with the teachers and the researchers in Esbjerg and the reason why Aalborg University has the best engineering programs in Europe. Esben also tells about why he likes the study so much.


As a guest or exchange student in the Bachelor's programme in Energy Engineering, you choose a specialisation in one of the following areas:

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dynamic system

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 while the demand for energy in the world is increasing.

The specialisation in Dynamic Systems is a multidisciplinary engineering study programme, which teaches the students about the productivity and innovation in the energy industry that includes designers, manufacturers, operators and service providers of the energy sector.

There is a need for dynamic systems engineers in:

  • renewable energy systems design and manufacturing
  • offshore wind turbine and wind farm design and operation
  • industrial automated systems
  • offshore energy systems engineering and design
  • offshore robots, underwater vehicles,  and drone inspection and operation
  • oil and gas automation and instrumentation
  • energy-efficient systems and products for various industries.

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5th semester: Offshore Dynamic Systems

This semester aims for a complete dynamic system analysis of offshore energy systems. Simulation models of mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, fluid, thermal and multidisciplinary systems, such as wind turbine transmission systems, or oil and gas systems are developed for dynamic behaviour analysis of offshore systems. Furthermore, laboratory setups are developed to test and verify the dynamic performance of offshore systems.

6th semester: Control of offshore systems

This semester focuses on synthesize and design components or systems for offshore or maritime multidisciplinary systems, as well as assessing the suitability of different solution principles. The aim is to analyse the interaction and limitations of different technologies in the design process. 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. Students gain experience working in laboratories such as the Offshore Wind and Wave Laboratory or the Offshore Oil and Gas Laboratory.

continue on a Master of Science (MSc) programme

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme in Energy Engineering with specialisation in Dynamic Systems or similar gives access to the following Master's programmes:

Offshore platform

thermal processes

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 and the need for new energy technology like solar power, bio-energy and fuel cell systems.

There is a need for Thermal Energy engineers experienced in:

  • sustainable energy production and consumption
  • exploiting renewable energy sources like wind, solar and bio energy
  • developing energy-efficient systems and products for various applications
  • maintaining Denmark’s leading position within the area of energy.

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The objective of this semester is to design and simulate a thermal energy system. A steady state model of a specific system is set up and compared to experiments or data for existing systems.

Project examples:

  • Modelling of a complex ventilation or pump system
  • Analysis and modelling of a combined heat and power plant
  • Implementation of low temperature district heating and cooling
  • Design and modelling of a combined solar power and heat pump system


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, construction and test of a vertical axis wind turbine
  • Design, construction and test of a pump impeller
  • Design, construction and test of devices for passive ventilation

continue on a Master of Science (MSc) programme

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme in Energy Engineering with specialisation in Thermal Energy or similar gives access to the following Master's programmes:

Drone technology at AAU Esbjerg:


Studying in Esbjerg

Previously known primarily for its fishing industry, Esbjerg has developed into a city with two universities and more than 60 higher educational study programmes. Furthermore, Esbjerg has a lot to offer in terms of culture and leisure activities. It is not difficult to find affordable accommodation near campus and Esbjerg is cheaper to live in than most of the other university cities in Denmark.
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Student counsellor

Any inquires about our study programmes in Esbjerg may be directed at our student counsellor, Heidi Valdkilde Abrahamsen . She guides e.g. about the content of the study programmes, examination rules, exemptions, application procedure, studying in Denmark, etc.

Meet Heidi! Book an online or physical meeting with her

If you are interested in meeting Heidi, she offers both online and physical meetings where you talk about life as a student at Aalborg University (AAU). Feel free to ask about anything. No question is too big or small, and she is happy to answer everything from the content of the study programme over study jobs to how our canteen looks and works.

For us, it is important that you feel well-dressed to make the right study choice for you.

In practical terms, we make it so that you write to Heidi, and then she will contact you to arrange further.

Heidi Valdkilde Abrahamsen


AAU Esbjerg International office and student counsellor

Heidi Valdkilde Abrahamsen
Niels Bohrs Vej 8, room B125
Phone: +45 9940 7669



Office hours

E-mails and phone calls are answered on weekdays in the period 8:00 - 15:00.

Guidance meetings are held by appointment.

Aalborg University (AAU) treats all your information with confidentiality. All student counsellors are under an obligation to maintain confidentiality and you can always contact Heidi anonymously.