MJ2413 Energy and Environment 6.0 credits

Energi och miljö

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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:

  • Describe – from an overall perspective – the major energy conversion processes, their accompanying resource requirements, and impacts on air, water, soil, wildlife, and humans, drawing distinctions between applications in industrialized nations and developing countries.
  • ­       Demonstrate clear engineering understanding of selected topics, including the ability to quantify key parameters via mathematical formulations like energy balances (see course schedule for more information).
  • ­       Present a first-order environmental impact statement and life cycle analysis for an energy-intensive industrial system.
  • ­       List major EU and international policy initiatives and related legislative and implementation instruments.
  • ­       Perform a basic scenario analysis with an energy forecasting tool (LEAP).
  • ­       Conduct major environmental studies embodying the concepts and tools listed above and including the assimilation of relevant technical, financial, and social aspects.

Course main content

Lectures given by a variety of experts present the essential elements of a particular topic and also provide a framework for further in-depth study via a group project. A lab exercise using an energy economic forecasting tool (LEAP) is included. Field trip will also be organized.


Completed Bachelor of Science studies or equivalent


Handouts distributed during lectures.


  • PROA - Project, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Group project (3.0hp): Includes 2-page formulation, written report, 2-page peer assessment of another group’s report, and oral presentation. One grade (A-F) assigned per group. 

Final exam (3.0hp)         Tests knowledge of subjects presented at lectures. One grade (A-F) assigned per individual. 

Individual grades ranging from A-F will be assigned based on the weighted contribution of the above.

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Mark Howells <mark.howells@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1613 Examinator: Björn Palm, Tel 790 7453


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2011.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.