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Energy engineering

The energy engineering specialisation deals with the applications of thermo and fluid dynamics and heat transfer in industrial systems – from a simple pump and combustion engines through to power stations.

Energy engineering is a specialisation in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree programme

“The Energy engineering major offers an exciting insight into the issues of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and energy systems, with this content not only being developed theoretically but also in fascinating laboratory practicals in which diesel engines, compressors, pump and turbines can be used in a hands-on way.”

Patrick Cartier, Student

Energy, heat, output, flow, energy systems and analyses: what began thousands of years ago with the use of fire has since become huge combined cycle power plants (gas/steam turbines), high-performance combustion engines and an incredibly wide range of future needs for renewable energy options.

In addition to the basic principles of general energy engineering, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion engines, turbomachines and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), a broad spectrum of laboratory practicals complement the range of information covered so that students have a practical understanding of topics from flow through to combustion as well as the processes in and involving turbomachines and combustion engines.

Socio-political problems such as CO2 and pollutant emissions such as NOx, resource capping and sustainability are highly topical issues and are therefore part of this major.

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Fig. 1: Flight characteristics of wood dust in biomass burners, Bachelor thesis: Jorim Rosenberg, 2016.

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