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MJ146X Degree Project in Sustainable Energy Engineering, First Cycle 15.0 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ146X (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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

According to KTH's established criteria to pass a degree project for a Bachelor's degree, the student should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the chosen subject area, applicable methods and orientation in current research and development and show advanced knowledge within some part of the subject area
  2. demonstrate the ability to search, collect and use relevant information critically and identify one's needs of additional knowledge
  3. demonstrate the ability to formulate, assess and handle problems and critically discuss phenomena, issues and situations
  4. demonstrate the ability to plan and carry out assignments with applicable methods within given time frames
  5. demonstrate the ability to account for and discuss information, problems and solutions, orally and in writing in dialogue with different groups
  6. demonstrate the ability to make assessments considering relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects
  7. show the skills that are required for working independently within some part of the technical field of study

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The specific prerequisites for a degree project of 15 credits at undergraduate level are:
courses of at least 120 credits from the syllabus years 1-3 must be completed for students in programme where the degree project begins in period 3.

Those credits should  include the completed course MJ1112 Applied thermodynamics 9.0 credits, alternatively SG1216 Thermodynamics 6hp.

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 credits, grading scale: 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 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

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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