Course contents *
The course consists of two parts.
(i) (i) Background study- specialisation within energy systems and systems analysis
(ii) Company analysis (initial project study)
(iii) Project in collaboration with external employer (implementation)
(iv) Academic paper
The background study (i) includes literature studies and seminars that give specialisation in energy systems systems analysis, etc
The company analysis (ii) consists of a study of the company/organisation that is employers to the project/projects as well as of its environment, technical operating conditions etc. The analysis is done in groups and reported after about a month in the form of a written report and an oral presentation.
The project (iii) is also carried out in groups and as a cooperation between Department of Energy engineering, Department of Industrial economics and organisation and a company or other organisation at which the project is placed. The project is reported in writing and orally. The course is completed with an individual essay (iv) with a focus on how technical, business and management issues influence one another in the projects and examples that have been treated in the course.
Intended learning outcomes *
The course intends to give the students professional skills that are needed to solve energy systems engineering problems that are so composite and complex that they require knowledge both within energy engineering and within industrial economics for their solution.
After passing the course, the students should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
Apply models and practical methods to prepare and suggest a solution on a composite energy systems engineering problem that requires knowledge both within energy systems and within industrial economics for its solution.
Account for common actors, services and strategies in the energy system, and the business models that are applied in the different parts of the system
Competence and skills
Identify, compare and critically assess aspects of a composite energy systems engineering problem that requires knowledge both within energy systems and within industrial management for its solution.
organise, handle and lead a complex project that runs over a long period of time, in collaboration with employers and project members
Present the work both in writing and orally, in a scientific and convincing way
Judgement and approach
Account for and discuss the different perspectives on the current sustainability challenges of the energy systems and how these challenges can lead to new possibilities for innovative companies.
Self-critically review and discuss the proposed solutions, business models and other results of the group as well as ones own role in the work of the group