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MJ2520 Energy Systems for Smart Cities 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2520 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course increases the students' design knowledge about building power supply systems by integrating with intelligent cities. The main study fields include:

  • Technical, economic and political aims from several stakeholder perspectives in the energy system of a city
  • Physical design of building energy systems in intelligent city context
  • Advanced control technology considering dynamic market signals and practical technical limitations
  • Storing for generation on site, network flexibility and resilience against network disruptions
  • Energy societies and consumer units
  • Human behaviour and the motives/impediments for intelligent city technology assumption

Intended learning outcomes

The course intends to give the students the necessary skills to design and control building energy systems with a holistic perspective on technical, economic, environmental and social aspects.

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

  1. Identify and describe the principles of design and control to build energy supply systems in the intelligent city
  2. Implement appropriate methods to evaluate the technical, economic and environmental performance of buildings holistically in the intelligent city
  3. Justify design and control - recommendations to different interested parties by means of appropriate performance indicators

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in thermodynamics, heat transfer, renewable energy, building energy systems and energy economy that can be found in the courses;
MJ2509 "Energy in the built environment"                     
MJ2411 "Renewable Energy Technology"
MJ2511 "Energy Management"

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 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4.5 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.

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 MJ2520

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Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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