MJ2413 Energy and Environment 6.0 credits
This course will be discontinued.
Last planned examination: Autumn 2023
Decision to discontinue this course:
The course is discontinued at the expiration of the autumn semester 2023 according to a decision by the Dean of the ITM School : M-2022-0609. Decision date: 22/04/2022.
The course was given for the last time during autumn semester 2021. Final opportunity for examination will be given during autumn semester 2023.
Content and learning outcomes
Lectures that are given by a varying number of experts represent the essential parts of a subject area and also give a framework for further in-depth studies via a group project. A laboratory exercise where the students use an energy economy forecasting program LEAP, is included in the course. Also study visits are included in the course.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe and differentiate between the main/the large energy conversion processes, connect them to their resource needs and their influence on air, water, soil, flora and fauna, and people, as well as differentiate between applications in industrial nations and developing countries
- Analyse how alternative configurations/compositions of the energy system as a whole (from resource extraction to end use of energy services) can relate to sustainability in general, and interact with the global sustainability goals in particular
- Describe, and differentiate between, established assessment tools for environmental consequences, such as environmental impact assessment (MKB/EIA) and life-cycle analysis (LCA) and evaluate the results of such assessments
- Describe and discuss global trends for the use of different energy technologies (renewable and fossil) and connect these trends to ongoing political processes and international technology and market development
- Explain the underlying logic in key concepts in energy economy modelling, including demonstrate the ability to calculate key parameters via mathematical formulations, such as energy balances
ILO6: Plan and carry out an extensive 3E (Energy-Economy-Environment) modelling study with the concepts and tools that are included in the course and include relevant technical, financial, social and environmental aspects. This includes to create a scenario analysis with an energy alternatives tool (LEAP, OSeMOSYS or the like) that model a reference energy system from resource extraction to final power need
Literature and preparations
Degree of Bachelor (Master of Science in Engineering) or the equivalent
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- PROA - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TENA - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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
Project (PRO1), 3.0 credits: Includes project description, written report, public discussion and peer review of another group, as well as oral reporting at final seminar. The grade A-F is given as grade for the group
Examination (TEN1), 3.0 credits. The grade A-F is given individually
For final mark, the grades from project and examination are weighted.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MJ2413
Main field of study
Replaces 4A1613 Examinator: Björn Palm, Tel 790 7453