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ME2087 Energy Business 6.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Industrial Engineering and Management, åk 1, EEAA, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Industrial Engineering and Management, åk 1, HKPA, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Mechatronics, åk 1, Conditionally Elective


P4 (6.0 hp)


17 Mar 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Min: 10

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students


Fabian Levihn (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME2087 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

See the course syllabus.

Course contents

The course deals with:

  • Analyses of the technical structure and institutional preconditions of different  energy systems
  • Different forms of entrepreneurship and companies based on different core and support processes in the energy systems, regarding both extent (local, regional, national, international) and time (epochs)
  • The businesses, which can be developed in different parts of the energy value chain with different energy technologies, energy types, energy services, customer categories, geographical markets, financial instruments, etc.
  • Analyses of the function of the energy markets
  • Analyses of strategies both at company policy level, with regard to the transformation of the energy systems and the energy markets
  • The effect of the climate changes on the transformation of the energy systems
  • Business plans for an existing or recently started energy business, where the technical as well as the environmental and economical preconditions are clear.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student by combining knowledge in the subareas energy engineering, business administration, economics, business models and decision models should be able to:

  1. Carry out basic analyses of how a business is influenced by external factors in energy markets such as policies and other actors' actions.
  2. Analyse and evaluate businesses and business opportunities in different parts of the value chain in energy systems.
  3. Analyse how the climate issue and other sustainability issues can transform energy systems.
  4. Analyse how the action of different actors in the energy field influence the future design of energy systems.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Achieved the requirements for Degree of Bachelor of Science.

Recommended prerequisites

None in addition to the specific prerequisites.




Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • SEM2 - Seminar, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

See the course syllabus.

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Decided by the examiner.


Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

See the course and program directory.


Fabian Levihn (