MJ2407 Sustainable Energy Utilisation 9.0 credits

Uthållig energianvändning

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

This course will discuss the utilisation of energy in the present day society, taking into account sustainability and environmental aspects. The course will focus on the technologies used to meet a wide spectrum of energy demands needed for cooling, heating, and ventilation in the built environment.

After the course the student should be able to

  • describe different sources of primary energy and assess their environmental impact.
  • describe the utilisation of energy in the present day society.
  • understand and explain the physics that govern an indoor climate, and assess the changes needed to improve the indoor climate in existing buildings.
  • perform heating/cooling load calculations for a single family residence.
  • design heaters (radiators) and connecting tubing, and select a proper circulation pump.
  • design a ventilation system to provide an adequate air flow of a proper temperature and humidity.
  • understand and explain the basic fundamentals of conventional refrigeration systems, including components like heat exchangers, compressors, and expansion valves.
  • develop and describe a computer model of a conventional cooling system.
  • understand and describe different types of heating systems, and assess their applicability.
  • understand and describe the function of passive systems.
  • briefly discuss alternative cooling processes.

Course main content


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.



  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0, 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

One examination (TEN1; 5,0 hp), exercises (ÖVN1; 1,5 hp; ÖVN2; 1,5 hp) and lab work (LAB; 1,0 hp).

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Joachim Claesson <joachim.claesson@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1607


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