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* Retrieved from Course syllabus MJ146X (Spring 2021–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is carried out in project form, either individually or in groups of two engineering students. The projects treat energy engineering problems that are commonly occurring in society with a focus on sustainable solutions. The objective of the project is to integrate technology with requirements on sustainable social, economic, and environmental development.

Teachers in the course provide appropriate projects at the beginning of the course. Projects can be provided by industry or from a research team, but are mainly carried out at KTH. Teachers are also supervisors for projects.

Work should be documented in the form of a written report. Normally, it is written in Swedish with an abstract in English. It is allowed to write the report in English.

Intermediate and final seminars are compulsory components. At the final seminar, the student should, besides orally presenting his/her work, also review on another student´s degree project work. Furthermore, written parts of the report should be handed in during the course, with content as agreed with supervisor.

Intended learning outcomes

Besides the objectives for degree projects for for Bachelor degree established by KTH, these are the course specific objectives:

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

 - formulate problems and apply methodology in sustainable energy engineering to search and evaluate solutions.

- apply knowledge and skills that have been acquired during the education on energy engineering problems

- plan one's own work to reach given objectives.

- analyse the need for scientific information, carry out information retrieval and evaluate the received information.

- present work in a written technical report with requirements on contents, structure and language.    

- refer to sources, figures, tables and formulae in an established way in a report.

- write a report summary in English with correct use of the terminology of the subject.

- carry out oral presentations with requirements on time-keeping and clear language, delivery and illustrations.

- review and comment on a technical work and be able to respond to criticism on ones own work

- design a model, make assumptions and evaluate its validity and reasonableness through sensitivity analysis

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed courses of at least 120 credits in the 5-year engineering programme.
Those credits should  include the completed course MJ1112 Applied thermodynamics 9.0 credits

Recommended prerequisites

MJ1401 Heat Transfer


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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • XUPP - Thesis Project, 15,0 hp, betygsskala: P, 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.

XUPP - Examination question, 30 credits

Besides the established KTH criteria for passing a first cycle degree project, the course specific requirements are:

Concluded project work with agreed deliverables, attendance at compulsory seminars, presentation at these, public discussion and completion of final report.

Other requirements for final grade

From the spring semester 2021, changed requirements apply to Specific prerequisites.
Students who have started their studies before 01/07/2018 should during a transitional period, until the expiration of the autumn semester 2022, be considered eligible, if either the requirements for special admission requirements that has been set before the spring semester 2021, or the requirements in current official course syllabus is satisfied.
For course offerings starting from the spring semester 2023, only the specific prerequisites of the current official course syllabus will apply.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MJ146X

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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