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MJ2426 Applied Heat and Power Technology 6.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Energy Innovation, åk 1, RENE, Recommended

Master's Programme, Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering, åk 1, Mandatory

Master's Programme, Sustainable Energy Engineering, åk 1, Conditionally Elective


P3 (3.0 hp), P4 (3.0 hp)


14 Jan 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students


Jeevan Jayasuriya (


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2426 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The objective of the course is to provide an engineering assessment for realization of theoretical aspects and the practical limits of heat and power generation systems including solar and wind power, evaluation of operational performances, and analysis of modern concepts for achieving energy efficiency improvements and the sustainability of operations. 

Course includes six main topics;

  • Theoretical concepts, practical requirements/limitations and operational performances of commonly used thermal power plant designs such as; steam turbine power, gas turbine power and gas engine-based power plant applications.
  • Fundamental concepts of the designs and practical limitations of both electrical and thermal power distribution networks.
  • Analysis of the power cycles to estimate quality and quantity of waste heat recovery potential from thermal power generation systems and provide engineering solutions to utilize waste energy in appropriate combined power generation applications.
  • Renewables fueled thermal power generation systems; biomass boilers, MSW incineration and gasification systems (waste to energy), large scale concentrated solar power and power generation from large scale wind power are presented (as case studies) and evaluate system concepts and performances.
  • Evaluation of concepts and operational performances of more advanced designs thermal power systems, such Combined Power Generation (CPG), Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Combined Heat, Power and Cooling (CHPC) through case studies.
  • Sustainability and mitigation of environmental impacts causing by thermal power plants

Intended learning outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate the operational characteristics of the most common systems for thermal power generation to identify practical limitations of operational performance
  2. Identify and quantify the way to improve the total energy efficiency by means of system integration concepts
  3. Design adapted energy systems for realistic applications and evaluate its technical-economical feasibility, environmental impact and the sustainability of the proposed concepts.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MJ2405 "Sustainable power generation", 9 cr.
MJ2411 "Renewable Energy Technology", 6 cr.

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


  • TEN1 - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercises, 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.

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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Jeevan Jayasuriya (