Course detail

Power engineering of Natural Gas

FEKT-MPA-EZPAcad. year: 2020/2021

Natural gas is sometimes referred to as fuel for the 21st century. After the coal-fired time comes the gas time. Student should be oriented both in legislation and technology for using natural gas.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student should begin to focus on natural gas. This is especially the use of natural gas in the energy sector. It is a comprehensive point of view, the transport (mechanical part), measurement (electrical part) is supplemented economy and legislation.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION. Natural Gas: Shale Gas [online]. 2013 [cit. 2015-05-15]. Dostupné také z: (EN)
BP: Energy Outlook, BP, online, 2018, URL: (EN)
BAHADORI, A: Natural Gas Processing: Technology and Engineering Design., ISBN: 9780124202047, 2014, Elsevier Science (EN)
GUO, Boyan a Ali GHALAMBOR. Natural Gas Engineering Handbook. 2. Elsevier Science, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/C2013-0-15534-1. ISBN 9781933762418. (EN)
MOKHATAB, Saeid, William A. POE a James G. SPEIGHT. Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing. Elsevier Science, 2006. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-7506-7776-9.X5000-3. ISBN 0750677767. (EN)
SPEIGHT, James G. Natural Gas: A Basic Handbook. Elsevier Science, 2007. DOI: 10.1016/C2013-0-15520-1. ISBN 9781933762142. (EN)
AALTO, Pami a Dicle KORKMAZ TEMEL. European Energy Security: Natural Gas and the Integration Process. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies [online]. 2014, 52(4), 758-774 [cit. 2018-08-20]. DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12108. ISSN 0021-9886. (EN)
Paul Dummett, Energy English For the Gas and Electricity Industries Teacher's Book, ISBN: 9780462098784 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Assessment of written and oral part of final exam is directed by FEKT (FEEC) rules.
Minimum points for course-unit credit is 20 points, maximum 30 points.
Minimum points for final written exam is 40 points, maximum 70points.
Minimum total points to obtain a course is 50 points, maximum 100 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to subject
2. History of mining natural gas and oil
3. Occurrence of natural gas - geology
4. The composition of natural gas, other substances, calorific value
5. Transportation of natural gas - pipes, types of transport pressures
6. Compressor and pressure reducing station
7. Unconventional transport - LNG, CNG
8. Reservoirs - types
9. Use of natural gas - combustion, fuel cells, cogeneration, types of gas turbines and power plants
10. Synthetic natural gas production - possibility of accumulation of electricity
11. Protection and communication
12. Legislation and regulations, economy of natural gas (emission)
13. Credit


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basics of mining, transport and use of natural gas.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-EEN Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer