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MJ2512 Transformation in Energy Policy and Climate Agenda 6.0 credits

The course provides a full understanding of energy policy and planning process, climate change agenda from what motivates it to the processes that have defined it and are evolving. In addition, the students will have hands-on exercises to analyze and evaluate the transformation of energy policies and the effects of mitigation options. At the end of the course, the students should have a clear understanding of the strategies role that policies play in the formation of energy systems and the complexity of the climate problem and of how different mitigation options may contribute to resolving it. This understanding should be demonstrated through the dynamics of project works and the use of diverse tools to help address the problem.

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Energy Innovation, åk 1, RENE, Recommended

Master's Programme, Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering, åk 1, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Sustainable Energy Engineering, åk 1, Conditionally Elective


P3 (3.0 hp), P4 (3.0 hp)


14 Jan 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2512 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course includes four subject areas

  • Transformation in the energy policy and the international agenda to handle the climate problem
  • An understanding of the energy and climate change policy in energy planning perspective, sectoral synergies or balances and the role of the sector policy
  • Tools and strategies to limit climate changes, and transparent and harmonised greenhouse gas presentation
  • Tools for evaluation of energy and climate policy (evaluate policies, their implementation and results by means of indicators)

Intended learning outcomes

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

  1. Explain energy and climate policy in different sectors and development contexts (developed and developing countries) that aims for carbon dioxide neutral and climate resilient future
  2. Calculate the effect of mitigating alternatives (climate policy measures) by means of transparent and harmonised procedures for greenhouse gases
  3. Critically evaluate the energy policy, its implementation/measures and results for a system change towards sustainable development
  4. Evaluate synergies between energy and other sectors and the role of the sector policy for handling energy use and emissions in different sectors
  5. Explain and evaluate the perspectives on global climate change, including national and international actors' for establishing development priorities, finance low carbon dioxide projects, capacity building and technology transfer

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

English B/6, knowledge of different energy technologies and interactions between the different parts in an energy system, knowledge of the global energy and climate agenda (the equivalent of courses MJ2508 & MJ2381)

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


  • INL1 - Individual assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PROA - Project 1, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PROB - Project 2, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 0.5 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 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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