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MJ2493 Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Conversion 7.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2493 (Autumn 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

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.

Course disposition

The course will be givenoverperiods 1-4

Planned hours:

-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)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MJ1112 Applied Thermodynamics (or equivalent).

MJ2490 Environomical pathways

MJ2491 Environomical Pathways, Advanced Course

Recommended prerequisites

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Dewulf J., van Langenhove H.

Renewable-based Technology: Sustainability Assessment. ISBN: 978-0-470-02241-2 (or equivalent)

Scientific articles available through KTH library

Lecture Handout

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


  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 4.0 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.

PRO1 --Project 3hp, Grading A-F

PRO2-- Project4hp, Grading: A-F

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MJ2493

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study

Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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