Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems, 120 credits (TMESM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 21/08/2019
Approved: 21/08/2019

In addition to the objectives specified in the Degree Ordinance of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, there are also specific objectives for this programme. On completion of this programme, the student shall:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Have a broad scientific foundation that enables them to work within the field of energy technology. This should include energy knowledge on sustainable energy systems, energy sources and their use, and an assessment of the technical, economic and environmental implications related to various energy conversion processes.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge within this technical field, including knowledge in mathematics and natural science, and in particular specialised knowledge within certain parts of the field.

Skills and abilities

• Demonstrate a good ability to, independently and in a group, apply knowledge and skills in practical activities while taking into account relevant scientific, professional and social assessments and standpoints.
• Demonstrate a good ability to analyse, formulate and manage technical problems from a systems perspective, with a holistic view of their life cycle, from concept/requirement specification, development, operation and decommissioning, and an ability to set boundaries, determine the necessary use of resources and manage processes for problem-solving and realisation.
• Possess individual and professional skills, such as in the area of language, leadership, project management and communication, to work as an engineer in a management position or as a leader within a technology-intensive company, or to be able to continue towards a research career.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • Have a very good understanding of the fact that engineering problems are often complex, can be incompletely defined and sometimes involve conflicting objectives and conditions.
  • Be aware of the responsibilities and ethical considerations that may arise in connection with various technical, organisational, economic, ecological and social processes.