MJ2405 Sustainable Power Generation 9.0 credits

Uthållig kraftproduktion

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to

  • Understand the principles of different power generation methods, both conventional and renewable
  • Analyze the conventional power methods thermodynamically
  • Make a simple economical assessment of a power plant
  • Perform an environmental assessment and suggest measures for emission control in a power plant
  • Compare different power generation alternatives and choose the most suitable for given conditions
  • Understand physics of nuclear power and how such a system can be built up
  • Describe some of the components in a power plant

Course main content

The first course part about heat and power technology brings up techniqes for large- and small scale electricity and heat generation in power plants fired on biomass, oil, natural gas or coal. Thermodynamic power cycles and analysis, combustion, boilers, emissions, life-cycle-cost and availability are all included in this course part. The second part of the course brings up nuclear reactor technology and nuclear power safety and focuses on BWR and PWR technologies. Here material aspects, fuel cycles and plant control are included. Environment and security issues are brought up. 


B.Sc. in Engineering with prerequisite in MJ1112 Thermodynamics 9 ECTS, MJ1401 Heat Transfer 6 ECTS and  SG1220 Fluid Mechanics 6 ECTS or a combination of these subjects of at least 15 ECTS.

Documented proficiency in english B or equivalent.


CompeduHPT; www.compedu.net


  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercise, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1; 6 cr),
exercises (ÖVN1; 1,5 cr), (ÖVN2; 1,5 cr)

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Miroslav Petrov, miroslav.petrov@energy.kth.se


Miroslav Petrov <miroslav.petrov@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1605


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.