Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TMES12 Energy Systems, 6 ECTS credits.
/Energy Systems/

For:   SUS  


Prel. scheduled hours: 28
Rec. self-study hours: 132

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Energy- and Environmental Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The aim of this course is to give an understanding of energy systems from natural energy resources to the energy end use in various sectors of society. System dependencies between various sectors of society are important as are deregulations and international development of energy markets. After the course the student should:
  • Have knowledge on on energy systems interrrelations
  • Have knowledge on energy resources and sustainability
  • Have knowledge on the development of international energy markets
  • Understand the design of a heat and power plant
  • Understand the development and design of national, regional and municipal energy systems

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Fluid mechanics and heat transfer, thermodynamics, electrical engineering

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Project course Energy, Energy in buildings, Energy systems analysis, Industrial ecology, Industrial energy systems, Integrated management systems, Impact assessment and project appraisal, International energy markets, Resource effective products.

The course is given in the form of lectures and seminars. The course also contains project work and a visit at a combined heat and power plant.

Course contents:
Energy system definitions, interrelations between energy systems, energy use and energy supply, resources and sustainability, renewable energy, heat generation plants, solar heating, electricity generation plants, wind and wave power, combined heat and power, heat pumps, heat distribution, electricity distribution, municipal, regional and national energy systems.

Course literature:

Written examination
Project work and study visit

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Shahnaz Amiri
Examiner: Louise Ödlund
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

Linköping Institute of Technology


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Last updated: 01/25/2017