To enable a sustainable and clean energy supply in the future, we need to depend less on fossil fuel reserves because it is more environmentally sustainable to promote the development of automotive, stationary and consumer applications powered by fuel cells. Fuel cells and hydrogen systems are important technologies, which may make a positive impact on the global energy situation. Fuel cells are already used commercially in a wide range of applications in products. Other applications will follow in the future.
The specialisation in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology covers energy system modelling, heat and mass transfer, control engineering, and experimental work. You will also learn about different hydrogen and fuel cell related components and energy system aspects.
Excellent laboratories are available so you have the opportunity to construct and operate fuel cell-based technologies in real applications.
You will explore topics such as:
- Design, modelling and optimisation of energy systems used in various energy production applications involving fuel cell and hydrogen technology including various power-to-fuel and power-to-gas technologies
- Operation, functionality and interaction between the various components used in fuel cell and hydrogen production systems
- Development of analytic skills in system integration with respect to system efficiency and control engineering aspects of fuel cell energy systems
- Construction and operation of fuel cell based technologies in the laboratory and in real applications
- Practical realisation and implementation of fuel cell systems, especially pertaining to innovative aspects, business planning and financial considerations
The specialisation in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology gives you an in-depth understanding of the technologies of fuel cell systems and hydrogen production and storage. The programme is multidisciplinary, integrating general engineering disciplines, such as thermal systems, fluid dynamics, control engineering and electrical engineering.
In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues within the programme’s field of study that challenge you to use all of your knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will better prepare you for your own work life after you graduate.
This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.
Energy engineers have a wide range of career opportunities such as in R&D departments in major companies working with hydrogen and fuel cell based technologies and systems. You can work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions. Your future employer may be Danfoss, Vattenfall, Maersk, Grundfos, Siemens, power plants, the public sector or consultancies.