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MJ2511 Energy Management 7.5 credits

The course aims at broadening the students’ abilities to cope with analytic and strategic issues related to energy systems and management through systems thinking and modeling. The course has been developed with the general idea that this broad topic cannot be taught exclusively in a conventional way (lectures, assignments, written exam etc). Instead, the smart urban landscape will be analyzed and scrutinized in an extensive project considering local possibilities for increasing the share of renewable energy, decreasing the demand, local energy production, smart load management, cost effectiveness, waste recovery, smart lifestyles, etc. into account. This is a unique and challenging viewpoint in energy systems, because it takes the high level analysis common for “city managers” and combines it with high resolution focus on bottom up and techno-economic analysis of the system.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2511 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Systems thinking and systems analysis
  • Energy economy
  • Uncertainty and scenario analysis
  • Energy challenges for future cities and districts involving several interested parties and multiple optimisation criteria. modelling and simulation of energy systems at district and city level
  • Innovative business models for energy systems

Intended learning outcomes

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

  1. Analyse and model large and complex energy systems on district/city level in a methodological way.
  2. Examine uncertainties, through scenarios and sensitivity analysis, connected to future cities and districts.  
  3. Evaluate the cost efficiency for sustainable energy systems by applying appropriate economic methods.
  4. Develop and evaluate innovative business models that handle local socio-techno-economic challenges in city scale

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Degree of Bachelor of Science. Preferably knowledge in thermodynamics (equivalent to MJ1112), heat transfer (equivalent to MJ1401), renewable energy (equivalent to MJ2411) and systems modeling. 

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


  • PRO1 - Project work, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 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 web

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Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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