The specialisation primarily focuses on advanced competences in combustion technology, thermal energy systems, fluid mechanics and systems in Heat, Ventilation, Aircondition and Control (HVAC), including CFD and multiphase flows. The specialisation provides opportunities to focus on both bio-energy to offshore oil and gas systems.
You will explore questions such as:
- Design, modelling and optimisation of thermal energy systems used in various energy production applications
- Operation, functionality and interaction between the various components of key combustion and process technologies
- Systems integration with respect to both systems efficiency and engineering aspects of thermal energy systems
- Development, construction and operation of combustion technologies and process systems in laboratory and in real applications
- Practical realisation and implementation of thermal energy technologies and systems concerning both innovative aspects, business planning and economic considerations.
The teaching combines lectures, laboratory work and project work in an innovative and dynamic environment. In each semester (except for the last) you will spend half of your study time on courses and course work while the other half of your time will be spent doing a semester project. Each semester has an overall theme, and within this theme you conduct a semester project with your project group where you investigate and attempt to solve a relevant issue in the field of process engineering and combustion technology.
The study programmes at AAU are based on problem based learning and project work, which gives you a unique opportunity to interact with industrial partners and engineering companies. Your semester projects provide you with an excellent opportunity to build a network with industry as companies play an active part in the project work with input to real-life problems which the students attempt to solve – often in close cooperation with a company. You get to apply theory to practice in your semester projects, which will better prepare you for your future career.
Meet Malthe and his project group
Malthe is studying Process Engineering and Combustion Technology at Aalborg University Esbjerg. Hear him tell about what he and his group are working on and why he has chosen this study.
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.
Sustainable Energy engineers with the specialisation in Process Engineering and Combustion Technology have a wide range of job opportunities. You will be able to work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions. Your future employer may be Vattenfall, Ørsted, Vestfrost, B&W Vølund, Grundfos, Danfoss, Rambøll Oil & Gas, or consultancies.