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MJ2414 Energy Systems Analysis in an Environomical Context 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2414 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Energy system analysis with exergy, economical and environmental perspectives

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

LM 1 Correctly carry out analyses of energy systems, from the primary energy sources to the energy services
LM 2 Correctly carry out a composite analysis of thermodynamic flows, exergy flows, environmental impact and monetary costs
LM 3 Account for the theory behind composite analyses of thermodynamic flows, exergy flows, environmental impact and monetary costs, and alternative ways to analyse energy systems
LM 4 Correctly carry out an exergy analysis, thermo-economic analysis and pinch analysis for a heat exchange network

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Degree of Bachelor (BSc) or the equivalent. Only for students in SELECT (TMESM) master programme

Recommended prerequisites

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- Bejan, A., Tsatsaronis, G., Moran, M. 1996. Thermal Design & Optimization. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

- Or other reference text books of your choice in Engineering Thermodynamics, e.g. (available as e-books):

i) Jalurya Y., Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, 2nd edition. CRC Press 2007.

ii) Elliot J. R., Lira C. T., Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 2nd edition, 2012.

- Lecture “Handouts” including our commonly collected literature through Homework Assignments.

- Assigned references in class.

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


  • INLA - Hand in assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INLB - Hand in assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Unsupervised exam and oral exam, 2.5 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.

With this change, there are no legacy assessments However, two new assessment items have been included, namely INL1 and INL2. These assignments have however also existed earlier, but not as assessment items. If students who have not the completed course with previous assessment items have completed INL1 and INL2, they can be assessed based on current grading criteria. If they have not completed INL1 and INL2 this has to be done in written to receive final course grade.

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

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Course web MJ2414

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Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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