Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Sustainable Energy Engineering, 120 credits (TSUEM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2009

Last edit: 04/03/2010
Approved: 15/03/2010

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

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 in practical activities with regard to relevant scientific professional and social judgements and viewpoints.

• Show a good ability to analyse, formulate, and handle technical problems from a system perspective, with an overview on their life-cycle, from idea/need to specification, development, maintenance and termination, and the ability to set conditions, decide necessary resource consumption and manage processes for problem solving and realisation.

• 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.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

• Have especially good understanding that engineering-related problems are often complex, can be incompletely defined and sometimes contain conflicting conditions.

• Be aware of the responsibility and the ethical viewpoints which can arise in connection with different technical, organisational, economical, ecological and social activities.

Reference to the local degree ordinance of the Royal Institute of Technology (The KTH Regulations).