Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Energy and Environment (CENMI), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 19/12/2017
Approved: 12/01/2018

 In addition to the objectives specified in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, a graduate Master of Science in Engineering from Energy and Environment at KTH shall …

Knowledge and understanding

  • have basic knowledge of all aspects of the energy system in a broad sense, which includes the technologies and subsystems that are found in all stages from energy source to the energy's end use, and be able to understand these as socio-technical systems consisting of both technical components and the actors that develop, manages and use the system
  • have good knowledge of the processes of modelling, simulation and validation of energy and environmental systems using modern engineering tools
  • possess good knowledge of conditions relating to innovation, corporate enterprises and business in terms of the planning, strategies and objectives of businesses within the energy and environment sector

Skills and abilities

  • be able to describe sustainable development and relevant environmental problems at a foundational level, i.e., visions, concepts, definitions, and be able to provide a description of the current global situation
  • be able to, in a professional way, express themselves and communicate thoughts, ideas, visions and results to those in their professional proximity and the surrounding community
  • be able to critically analyse the historical and future importance of the energy and environment sector for global and local societal development and its relation to ecological systems
  • be able to compare and discuss different perspectives on issues of importance to sustainable development

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • have a holistic view of sustainable development with systems and life-cycle thinking for products and services and for technical systems, based on an interdisciplinary approach and based on different actor perspectives
  •  have the ability to assess ethical issues and conflicts of objectives relating to sustainable development, and demonstrate a deep knowledge of the engineer's role and responsibilities in society, especially regarding social and economic aspects and environmental/ecological aspects
  • have the skills to challenge, develop and problematise prevailing habits, thought patterns, technical and economic systems, and cultural and societal values.