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BH50A1200 Energy Systems Engineering, 6 cr / 3.33 cu 
Code BH50A1200  Validity 01.08.2007 -
Name Energy Systems Engineering  Abbreviation Energy Systems 
Credits6 cr / 3.33 cu   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Juha Kaikko 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Esa Vakkilainen, Docent, D.Sc. (Tech.) Juha Kaikko


Upon completion of thecourse the student will be able to 1. describe different types of energy production processes, 2. utilize thermodynamics and heat and mass balances inthe design of small scale energy systems, 3. use a “Systems Engineering” type approach to define the design values for energy production processes, 4. define small scale bioenergy production projects, 5. understand how plant requirements affect the planning and implementation phases of small energy systems, and 6. define economic constraints to small scale energy processes.


History and fundamentals of thermodynamics and energy engineering. Modern problems of power plan tengineering. Combined heat and power production, especially from biomass. Fundamentals of steam and gas turbines in energy production. Engineering design: heat and mass balances in the design of small scale energy systems. Systems engineering. Planning and implementation of energy systems. Economic optimization of energy system projects.

Teaching Methods 

1st period: 12 h of lectures and case exercises. 2nd period: 12 h of lectures and case exercises.Written assignment, written examination. Independent study approximately:Written assignment 80 h. Preparation for the examination 16 h and the examination3 h. Studying given material 33 h.
Total workload 156 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Examination 50 %,written assignment 50 %.

Course Materials 

Lecture notes.


Understanding of basic thermodynamics.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 5 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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