MJ2426 Applied Heat and Power Technology 6.0 credits

Tillämpad kraft- och värmeteknologi

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

In this course, heat and power applications will be treated in detail, such as the components in a power plant, measuring techniques as well as deeper cycle studies and heat and power in industry.

After this course the student should be able to

  • In detail understand the principles of different power generation methods,
  • Make a technical assessment of a power plant, and suggest how the plant should be controlled.
  • Describe all main components in a power plant
  • Understand the technical issues of the different prime movers
  • Understand how a power plant is operated
  • Design a power generation unit from given conditions
  • Understand heat and power technology from an overall perspective and in detail, how different processes are built up and how they are integrated in the society
  • Have a brief knowledge how the electricity grid works
  • Get a future perspective of heat and power technologies, and understand what are the main features of the future power generation methods

Course main content

The course will treat components like gas turbines, steam turbines and condensors. Measurment techniques connected to thermal systems are brought up. Heat and power in the industry is included as well as district heating systems. Different types of power plants will be treated such as combined cycle plants, where a number of different techniques are applied. In the course are also included laboratory exercises, study visits and a minor project work.


4A1605/MJ2405  Sustainable Power Generation or equivalent


Material distributed from the Department and the CD-ROM program Computerized Educational Program


  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercises, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1; 3 cr)
Labexercises (ÖVN1; 1,5 cr);(ÖVN2;1,5 cr)

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Jeevan Jayasuriya (jeevan.jayasuriya@energy.kth.se)


Jeevan Jayasuriya <jeevan.jayasuriya@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1626


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.