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Industrial Energy Processes 7.5 credits

Industriella energiprocesser
Second cycle, F7009T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Energy Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology
Main field of study
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Knowledges in thermodynamics and heat transfer, as well as energy plants and systems engineering (equivalent to LTU courses F0031T, F0032T, F0049T). Good knowledge in English, equivalent of English 6/English Course B.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The overall aim of the course is that you shall develop your ability to analyse and evaluate different industrial energy systems and processes, with focus on energy efficiency.

After the course, you should be able to:

1. Knowledge and understanding
  • account for overall structure and development of industrial energy use,
  • explain different industrial energy processes and energy conversion technologies,

2. Skills and abilities

  • propose and analyse various types of measures within industrial energy systems, from technical, environmental and economic perspectives,
  • evaluate system consequences, on different system levels, from different measures within industrial energy systems,
  • analyse and solve open energy engineering problems, by integrating and applying data from various sources and previously acquired knowledge and skills,

3. Ability of assessment and attitude

  • critically evaluate industrial energy systems and industrial energy systems measures,
  • reflect on and evaluate your own efforts in problem solving in groups.

  • energy use in industry,
  • industrial energy systems,
  • industrial energy processes, with focus on energy intensive industry,
  • transformation of the industry towards increased share of renewable energy and reduced fossil CO2 emissions,
  • barriers against and driving forces for industrial energy efficiency,
  • analysis and evaluation of energy efficiency measures and consequences of implementing these measures,
  • use of excess industrial heat (for example by integration with municipal energy systems for district heating).

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The basis is project work in groups, where industrial energy problems grounded in reality are analysed and solved. Lectures with theory and background are given as support. The course also contains compulsory study visits seminars. Collaboration with the industry is done through guest lectures, study visits and project work.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Project work with written and oral presentation with differentiated grades (group work and individual task). Passing the course also requires participation in compulsory elements, such as seminars and study visits.

Elisabeth Wetterlund

Transition terms
The course F7009T is equal to MTM114

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
All course material is made available continuously during the course via the web based platform Canvas.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0005Written and oral presentationG U 3 4 56.50MandatoryA21
0006Compulsory course elementsU G#1.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021