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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course gives understanding of energy policies and planning processes and analysis tools for supervision and assessment of energy policy effects. The students will learn about the strategic role that politics play for the design of energy systems. They will also examine the energy policy within the scope of other sectors, i.e. transport and built environment. The course gives a good basis for young engineers to understand energy policy and planning, to be able to act either as planners or as implementors of energy policies and projects.

The course is designed for engineers and Master students in their final year of education. Energy companies and markets are strongly influenced by the politics, which justifies the relevance of the course for students who aim for leading job in the industry and the consultancy companies. The course is of special interest for students who intend to work with public organisations, municipalities, public authorities and multilateral organisations. The course is very relevant for students who intend to do research in socio-technical topics.

Intended learning outcomes *

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

1. Analyse and compare energy systems and political profiles in different countries

2. Evaluate synergies between the energy sector and other sectors, and its role in politics to deal with energy use and emissions in different sectors

3. Assess policies, their implementation and result by means of indicators

4. Suggest policies and measures for system transformation, and critically evaluate ways to implement them to promote a sustainable development

5. Explain perspectives and roles of different interested parties in the formulation and implementation of the energy policy

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Entry requirements: 195 credits on engineering programmes of which 45 credits with a specialisation in Energy, Environment or the equivalent, or 45 credits from Master's programme (two year) with a specialisation in energy, environment or the equivalent, as well as the course MJ2413 Energy and Environment, or the equivalent, and documented knowledge in English B or the equivalent.

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Kursen kommer att baseras på 1) Artiklar från böcker och vetenskapliga tidskrifter, 2) Material utdelat i samband med gästföreläsningar, 3) Fallstudier i form av material sammanställt av läraren

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Home Assignment, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Exam Task, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Seminars and workshops are compulsory (ÖVN1, INL1, PRO1, SEM1, TEN1). In other respects, at least 75% attendance/participation is requiredfor passing the course.

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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Viktoria Martin

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 MJ2477

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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