MJ2409 Applied Energy Technology, Project Course 9.0 credits

Tillämpad energiteknik, projektkurs

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successfully completing this course the student should be able to:  

  • Identify the key elements of a project team such that he/she can contribute in organizing a new group;
  • ­Recognize the different phases of the project life cycle;
  • ­Operate in a project team in various positions (e.g. task leader) and initiate administrative activities like running meetings, recording minutes, outlining action items, etc.;
  • ­Collect and select background information via databases, correspondence with companies, etc;
  • ­Structure a logical method of attack, break down a real-life engineering problem into manageable parts, and assimilate the results into a coherent form;
  • ­Communicate the progress of a project to peers, instructors, and clients, both in oral and written forms;
  • ­Apply knowledge learned in energy-related specialization courses (see co-requisites) in order to tackle a complex engineering problem.

Course main content

Block 1 Introduction and Common Lectures Course introduction, selection of topic  Background information on group dynamics, project management and technical communication   Block 2 Project Activities Organize and define project  

Identify tasks

Acquire information, select methods  Submit status reports periodically  Oral presentations, both for client and for all course members  Final report and presentation 


Students enrolling in this course are normally in the 2nd  semester of MSc studies (8th semester for Swedish MSc programs) and have taken courses like MJ2405 Sustainable Power Generation  

MJ2407 Sustainable Energy Utilization

MJ2411 Renewable Energy Technology

 or equivalent.

Co-requisites to this course include 4A1623 Applied Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology OR  4A1626 Applied Heat and Power Technology OR  4A1627 Applied Reactor Technology and Nuclear Power Safety  depending upon the desired specialization.


By agreement, according to the needs of the project.


  • PROA - Project, 8.0, grading scale: P, F
  • SEMA - Presentation, 1.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Students’ performance will be assessed via participation in project meetings, oral presentations, and written reports. Students will also be asked to reflection on their experiences within the group and report their individual contributions towards the project. A grade of pass or fail will be assigned. A departmental examiner will be designated for each project.

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Björn E Palm (bjorn.palm@energy.kth.se)


Björn Palm <bjorn.palm@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1609


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2019.