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MJ2438 Modeling of Energy Systems - Heat and Power Generation 6.0 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2438 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is structured in the form of a project to be implemented using a modeling tool for power analysis. In some cases, the project will have clients from industry. The course begins with lectures relevant support for the project and the software to be used and then the project will be conducted in groups or individually, where follow-up workshops are in support of the project. The results of the study will be presented in a report and an oral presentation.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  1.  Describe and identify the relevant theoretical interpretation of modelling strategies applied to the simulation of energy technology-related processes and systems; such as the system definitions and limitations, input and output data, setup and parametrization of building blocks, model validation and result verification, choice of best-match simulation tool with regards to specific application. 
  2. Formulate and replicate realistic models for computer-based simulation of energy conversion systems in complex heat and power generation applications.
  3. Analyse the layout with respect to performance, and through a sensitivity analysis evaluate parameters that influence the performance of combined energy systems based on thermal, chemical and polygeneration processes.
  4. Construct and validate a functioning system model and demonstrate activity in a teamwork environment for productive project output.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MJ2405 "Sustainable Power Generation", 9 credits or equivalent, and the knowledge required for MJ2405:
- Science / Engineering with kandidatexamen/3-årig degree or equivalent education and
- Knowledge corresponding MJ1112 "Thermodynamics" 9hp, MJ1401 "Heat transfer" 6hp and SG1220 "Engineering Fluid Mechanics" 6hp or a combination of these courses of at least 15 credits.
English B or equivalent.

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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


  • PROA - Project, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEMA - Seminar, 1.0 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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