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.

Eligibility

Completed Bachelor of Science studies or equivalent

Literature

Handouts distributed during lectures.

Examination

  • 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

Examiner

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

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1613 Examinator: Björn Palm, Tel 790 7453

Version

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