Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students understand how to apply process integration (especially pinch analysis) methods to improve the energy efficiency of industrial and municipal energy systems. Students identify problems in the energy technology which can be solved using optimization. Students understand the most important optimization methods (e.g. linear programming or dynamic optimization) and are able to apply these methods to optimization of energy systems.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 24.10.2023 - 05.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Risto Lahdelma

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Pinch analysis of energy systems

    Integration of energy system components

    Linear and mixed integer linear programming energy models

    Dynamic modelling

    Optimal configuration of energy processes

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Execution: Lectures + exercises + compulsory individual exercises

    Assessment methods and criteria: Exam and compulsory individual exercises

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 18h

    Excercises 12h

    Individual studying 103h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course via Sisu (