Course contents *
This course is the last in a series of Environomical Pathways courses given within the context of the EM MSc programme SELECT. From an overall perspective, it ties together methods for energy conversion assessment in a sustainability context that have been introduced in Year 1 of the programme.
The course is given by KTH to students located elsewhere in partner universities across Europe. It is thus a distance-based course where student groups, lecturers and project advisors come together using distance-based meeting technology.
In this course the student shall, under guidance of senior teachers at each one of the universities, perform a case study related to an industrial environomical energy conversion problem of the future. If possible, this case study can be a pre-study to their MSc thesis topic. The intermediate results will be presented at“remote seminars”throughout the semester and the final results of these case studies are supposed to attract significant industrial response as the case studies will all be of high present and future relevance, selected by the SELECT Steering Committee from suggestions from the academic as well as industrial partners.
Intended learning outcomes *
After completing the course, students should be able to:
* Apply a system approach in analyzing the chain for energy conversion, from primary energy
source to energy services. This includes:
--> To identify a proper system boundary for energy conversion problems, addressing a whole chain for energy conversion with target energy services in focus.
--> To conduct an overall analysis of energy, environmental and cost efficiency of complex
energy conversion schemes where renewable energy soures are integrated.
--> To use the result to carry out an environomical discussion at an advanced level, and be able to in detail analyse different environomical choices and their consequences.
* Through project-based working method, be able to take charge and carry out an innovation process concerning problem solving in complex energy conversion chains.
The course will be givenoverperiods 1-4
-Lectures --20h (10occasions)
- Seminars -- 20 h (5 occasions)
- Project work, P -- 60 h (sheduled time for project work, 8 occasions)
- Project presentation, PRO1 -- 8h (scheduled last week of period 2)
- Project presentation, PRO2 -- 8 hrs (scheduled last week of period 4)