Advanced Course in Energy Technology

Advanced Course in Energy Technology

Lesson Planning

SSE-Course Credits: 7.5 Credits (Equivalent to YP: 60 –points) includes:

  • Lectures: SSE credit: 4.0
  • Assignments: SSE credit :1.0 (Group Base Activity)
  • Projects: SSE credit: 2.5(Group Base Activity)


Teachers and Course Manager

Jafar Mahmoudi, PhD (Stockholm School of Energy)




The basic language will be in English/Sweden (could be translated to other languages based on request- using Google Translator)



12 weeks including lectures, project and assignments.


The purpose of this course

The objective is that the student after completion of the course shall be:

  • Basic understanding such as:
    • describe and explain energy technical concepts and link these to industrial production
    • demonstrate proficiency in fluid mechanics, hydromechanics and heat transfer
    • explain how collaboration in technical systems can increase energy efficiency through synergies
    • sketch and interpret state diagrams
  • Calculation as:
    • calculate heat flows in different media
    • perform calculations on flow machines, such as pumps and fans
  • Group work:
    • explain how to improve a factory’s energy system from a sustainability perspective and what role industrial maintenance has for this
    • account for laws and regulations as well as economic instruments relevant to industrial production
    • account for different energy resources from a societal perspective
    • explain and describe methods for conversion between different forms of energy and analyze the efficiency of different energy carriers (compressed air, water, oil, electricity, etc.)
    • exemplify different methods of energy storage
  • Laboratory work:
    • apply the concept of efficiency in different energy processes


Course content and implementation

  • The theoretical part includes:
    • Fluid theory (gas and liquid, compressibility, hydromechanics, continuity equation, flow processes)
    • Thermodynamics (thermodynamic process, reversible and irreversible processes, temperature, specific heat capacity, entropy, heat sources, energy storage methods)
    • Heat transfer (heat conduction, convection, radiation)
    • Fans and pumps (cavitation, displacement pumps, compressors)
    • Heating and cooling processes (heat engine process, cooling machine and heat pump process, Refrigeration and freezing rooms, absorption systems, combustion technology)
    • Industrial applications (turbomachines, heat exchangers, air treatment, solar heating, solar cells, hot and hot water boilers)
  • Project (PROA): Performed in groups and includes theory and simulation (with 3D Cero software). More information will be provided during the first lecture.
    • PTC Creo-learning videos: A number of project-based PTC Creo-learning clips – prepared by the teacher – will be provided to show (step by step) modeling and simulations.

Note: The course is conducted through lectures, counting exercises and computer base simulation. It contains an extensive work (case study). In addition to the scheduled lectures, exercise and project required self-study. The work with the case study is mainly carried out by means of self-studies and in group. Project Report on case study will be an important part of the final examinations.


Course books

  • Energiteknik – Paket, Alvarez, Henrik, ISBN: 9789144014128
  • Distributed material as well as material and links laid out in Google Classroom

All books are available to buy from Student Literature AB. Older corresponding course books can be used.



  • Written Examination (4.0 HP)
  • Exercises: 1.0 HP (might be included in the written exam or in a separate format)
  • Project: The examination form for project work (2.5 HP)


Rating step

  • Criteria for the grade “approved” (G)

To pass the course (grade G), the student needs to show that the course’s learning objectives are met at the basic level within 3 of the course’s main content and pass the exam.

  • Criteria for rating well approved” (VG)

For the grade ‘well approved’: Meet the requirements for G and show greater breadth at the basic level or greater depth at the advanced level in their knowledge and skills in all parts of main content through deep understanding and analysis of the questions on the exam.

  • The criteria for “Non-approved” (IG)

The student shows the inadequate results in relation to the requirements for this course. Further work is required in order to meet the objectives of education and training.