Energy Physics I, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 30 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-13619 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: Thermodynamics.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 10,833

Tuition fee, total: SEK 10,833

About the course

Energy in Sweden. Different sources of energy: Spontaneous and controllable, exhaustible and renewable. Availability of energy sources, their global energy and exploitation limits. Physical and technical principles as well as environmental aspects of energy conversion facilities such as wind power plants, hydro power plants, solar power plants, nuclear power plants and facilities and engines powered by fossil fuels.

Fluid dynamics: Bernoulli's equation, Betz' law. Solid state physics: electronic structure of solids, basic semiconductor technology. Nuclear physics: different nuclear models, radioactive decay, fission, cross sections. Engineering thermodynamics: power cycles, Carnot cycle, steam cycles, gas cycles.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

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Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21