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MJ2410 Energy Management 6.0 credits

The course aims at broadening the students’ abilities to cope with analytic and strategic issues related to energy systems and management through systems thinking and modeling. The course has been developed with the general idea that this broad topic cannot be taught exclusively in a conventional way (lectures, assignments, written exam etc). Instead, the smart urban landscape will be analyzed and scrutinized in an extensive project considering local possibilities for increasing the share of renewable energy, decreasing the demand, local energy production, smart load management, cost effectiveness, waste recovery, smart lifestyles, etc. into account. This is a unique and challenging viewpoint in energy systems, because it takes the high level analysis common for “city managers” and combines it with high resolution focus on individual stakeholders and practical functioning of the techno-economic system.

Course offerings are missing for current or upcoming semesters.
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2410 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Through an integrated programme of lectures, individual studies, workshops, seminars and consultations with teachers, the course content includes:

  • Systems thinking and systems analysis
  • Energy Economics
  • Uncertainty and scenario analysis
  • Energy challenges for future cities and districts involving many interested parties and many optimisation criteria. Modelling and simulation of energy systems on district and city level
  • Innovative business models for energy systems
  • Environment and ecology economy

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Analyse and model large and complex energy systems on district/city level in a methodological way.
  2. Examine uncertainties connected to future cities and districts through scenarios and sensitivity analysis.
  3. Evaluate the cost efficiency for sustainable energy systems by applying appropriate economic methods.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Degree of Bachelor of Science. Preferably knowledge in Applied thermodynamics (e g MJ1112, 9 ECTS) 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


  • PROA - Project, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

  • PRO1- Project 4.5 credits, Grading A-F
  • SEM1- Seminar 1.5 credits, Grading A-F

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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Hatef Madani Larijani,