Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems, 120 credits (TMESM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2012

Last edit: 27/02/2013
Approved: 15/03/2013

Beyond the objectives which are specified in the Higher Education Degree Ordinance, there are also specific goals for this programme. After completing the programme, the student will:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Have a broad, scientific foundation to be able to work within the energy engineering area.  It should comprise knowledge about sustainable systems, energy sources and usage, and judgements of technical, economical, and environmentally-related consequences related to different energy re-usage processes.
  • Show broad knowledge within this technical area, including knowledge in mathematics and natural science, and essentially deepened knowledge within certain parts of the area.

Skills and abilities

  • Show a good ability to, independently as well as in a group, be able to apply knowledge and abilities inpractical activities with regard to relevant scientific professional and social judgment and viewpoints.
  • Show good ability to analyze, formulate and manage the technical problems from a system perspective, with a holistic view of their life cycle, from concept / requirements to specification, development, operation and decommissioning, and the ability to set limits, determine the necessary resource usage and manage processes for problem solving / realization
  • Possess individual and professional skills like languages, leadership, project management, and communication for work as an engineer in a leadership role or as a leader in a technical intensive company, or in order to be able to continue toward a research career.

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Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • Have very good understanding that engineering-related problems are often complex, can be incompletely defined and sometimes contain conflicting goals and conditions.
  • Be aware of the responsibility and the ethical viewpoints which can arise in connection with different technical, organisational, economical, ecological and social activities.