Energy, Flow & Process Technology

Dispuut Prescott Joule is the study association of the master track Energy, Flow & Process Technology (EFPT) in Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology. In its basis, all master tracks at Mechanical Engineering cover Measurement, Finite Element Method and Physics courses. Additionally, all EFPT students complete courses regarding Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Energy, and Process Technology. The elective portion of the EFPT course load allows students to tailor their degree to emphasize energy engineering, process engineering, or fluid mechanics, which provides a fundamental bridge between the first two topics. And so, students acquire the theoretical knowledge, numerical and experimental skills, and practical hands-on experience they need to develop the next generation of energy and process technologies.  

The Process, Flow & Energy department of the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3ME) works along three main themes:



Fuel cells, gas turbines, heat pumps, thermal storage, electrochemical conversion, biomass



Turbulence, transport phenomena, micro- and nano fluidics, granular materials, multiphase flows, interfaces, cavitation, biological flows, complex fluids



Process intensification, phase behaviour, membrane processes, reactor engineering, combustion, crystallisation

As a broad range of demanding topics have to be mastered, EFPT is considered to be one of the more challenging master tracks at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering. After the broad basis, students are free to choose a curriculum fitting with their interest. A selection of courses for which EFPT students are currently enrolled is listed below:

  • FLOW: Advanced Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence, Multiphase Flow, Fluid Structure Interation, Viscous Flow
    Numerical Modelling: Numerical Analysis, Modeling of Thermo- & Hydrodynamic Systems, CFD
  • ENERGY: Advanced Heat Transfer, Equipment for Heat Transfer, Refrigeration & Heat Pumps, Indoor Climate Systems
    Energy & Engineering Thermodynamics: Advanced Applied Thermodynamics & Exergy, Fuel Cell Systems, Molecular Thermodynamics, Turbomachinery, Biomass Conversion, Wind Turbines
  • PROCESS: Mass Transfer, Process Dynamics & Control, Process Intensification, Process Plant Design

The first academic year at EFPT consists only of courses (60 ECTS). In the second year, all students are expected to carry out a full-time industry internship (>10 weeks, 15 ECTS). During the internship, a student is expected to work on high-end engineering- or research tasks in a related field of their interest. The remainder of the second academic year consists of an academic research problem (45 ECTS). The research is to be supervised by department professors, and can be carried out either internally (At the TU Delft facility) or externally.

NOTE: This is not an official webpage from the Delft University of Technology, so there could be some outdated information. All the official information can be found at Master Mechanical Engineering, Track: Energy, Flow & Process Technology.

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