Course contents *
The course is conducted in project form, either individually or in groups of two students. The projects treat problems within the field of energy engineering, which are commonly found in society and with focus on sustainable solutions. The objective with the project is to integrate technology with requirements on sustainable environmental, economical and social development.
The course instructors provide appropiate projects by the course start. The projects may be commissioned by industry, business world, a foundation or a research group but are to be performed at KTH. The course instructors are the supervisors for respective project.
The project should be documented in a written report, normally written in Swedish with an abstract in English. However, it is allowed to write the report in English.
There are three mandatory seminars included in the course: problem formulation, intermediate and final seminars. The students are to prepare a presentation of the progress for each seminar to be presented orally. For the final seminar opposition is additionally performed. Written parts of the report are to be handed in during the course with content according the course instructions given by the course start.
Intended learning outcomes *
After completion of the course the student should be able to:
Formulate problems and apply methodology within the subject area of sustainable energy engineering to search for and validate solutions
Apply knowledge and skills that have been achieved during the studies on problems within the field of energy techonolgy.
Plan his/her own work to achieve given partial objectives
Analyse the need of scientific information, perform literature survey and validate the found information
Present his/her work in a written report with requirements on content, structure and language
Use references, figures, tables and equations as academically accepted in a report
Write a summary in English with the correct use of the terminology within the subject area
Perform oral presentations with requirements on timeframe and clear language, performance and illustrations
Review and give comments on a technical work (opposition) and to be able to meet corresponding viewpoints on his/her own work
Construct a model, make assumptions and assess its validity and reasonableness through sensitivity analysis