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MJ2407 Sustainable Energy Utilisation 9.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2407 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course will treat the energy use in today's society with consideration taken to environment and sustainability aspects. The course focuses on the technologies that are used to satisfy the needs for cooling, heating and ventilation that are required in the built environment.

In the first part of the course, function and structure of components and systems that are used in cooling and heat pump systems are treated. The emphasis is placed on for example compressor driven cooling devices, heat pumps and refrigerated and frozen storage.

In the second part of the course, function and structure of components and systems that are used to create a good and energy efficient indoor environment for people and processes are treated with heating, ventilation,air conditioning, energy conservation, thermal comfort and air quality as central concepts.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of cooling systems and/or its components
  2. Predict function of processes including moist air relevant for built environment and/or components thereof
  3. Calculate and/or identify suitable indoor environment
  4. Assess need for heating and/or cooling in stationary and/or transient processes in built environment
  5. Predict function of components or systems for distribution of media (e g heat, cold, air distribution, active and/or passive) in built environment
  6. Discuss sustainability aspects related to the intended learning outcomes above.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Master of Science in Engineering/engineer with Degree of Bachelor/3 year engineering degree, or the equivalent education as well as prior knowledge equivalent to MJ1112 Thermodynamics 9 credits, MJ1401 Heat transfer 6 credits and SG1220 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers 6 credits or a combination of these courses totalling at least 15 credits.

Documented knowledge in English B or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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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

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercise, 1.5 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.

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

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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