Semester project – Energy oriented project with economical and environmental aspects





Offered by

Mechanical Engineering





Main purpose

To be able to complete a development project with regards to business evaluation and quality.


The students will get knowledge about:

- Using stage gate project model for short efficient tasks.
- Working on a real life problem from the energy based industry problem. 
- Using economical analysis for products.
- Making detailed life cycle analysis for products.


- Obtained skills in Practical problem-solving.
-  Obtained skills in analyzing components with respect to stress- and deflection using FEM analysis if relevant.
- Obtained skills in analyzing components with respect to production costs, overall business potential and environmental impact.


- Being able to form, plan and complete an efficient development project with justified selection of development methods.
- Can combine, adopt and optimize project control methods in order to make an effective project period.
- Being able to work with stage gate model to ensure a successfully project completion.
Examples of focused areas:
• Waste heat recovery
• Energy efficiency
• Energy Optimization in Process Systems
• Heat exchanger design
• Thermal energy systems design and analysis
• Life cycle analysis with respect to National and International emission agreements



Teaching methods and study activities

The Student’s project on 4th semester, with a choice of technical theme.
The workload is expected to be App. 140 hours per student.
The project should be carried out by groups of 2-3 students.
The project will run parallel with other lessons in the 13 weeks of the semester. In the last 2 weeks, there will be opportunity to work full time on the project.
The activities should be carried out as self-study, with the possibility to get necessary guidance from supervisor. The Main supervisor will be available app. 2 lesson a week.
The Project Report must be App. 30 standard pages + appendix (which should be minimized to absolute ne-cessities).
The Process Report must App. 5 standard pages.

At project start, the following is used:
- 2 lessons of introduction to study project
- 2 lessons in project management, stage gate model
Student Activity Model:
According to the Study Activity Model, the workload is divided as follows:

Category 1, Initiated by the lecturer with the participation of lecturer and students: 15 hours – 11%
Category 2: Initiated by lecturer with participation of students: 15 hours – 11 %
Category 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 105 hours – 76 %
Category 4: Initiated by students with the participation of lecturer and students: 3 hours – 2%


Engineering - project guidance - General  : Guidelines




Requirements for attending examination
The project report and process report must be handed in before the deadline.

Type of examination:
Group presentation followed by an individual examination with the presence of the whole group.
Duration: approx. 15 minutes + approx. 15minutes/students.
External censor.

Allowed tools:

Students who failed a semester project in January or June must attend an information meeting on the last Friday in June.
At this meeting, the students will get information on specific deadlines as well as the process of re-exam.
They will form new groups, if possible in relation to the number of failed students at the individual semesters.
Based on the feedback, the students have received after the ordinary exam, they must prepare a new project, or the failed project must be improved.
Deadline for hand in of the project is mid-August (exact date will be informed at the meeting). There will be no guidance in the period up to hand in.
Oral assessment of the project takes place in September.

Grading criteria


Additional information



Salwan Dihrab

Valid from

2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Course type

4. semester