Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Sustainable Energy Engineering, 120 credits (TSUEM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 15/08/2018
Approved: 15/08/2018

In addition to the objectives specified in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, there are also specific objectives for this programme. Graduates from the programme shall…

Knowledge and understanding

  • have a broad scientific foundation that enables them to work within the fields of energy engineering. This applies to knowledge on sustainable systems in terms of energy sources and use, as well as the assessment of technical, economic and environmental implications related to different energy conversion processes.
  • demonstrate broad knowledge within this technical field, including knowledge in mathematics and natural science, and substantial 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 practice while taking into account relevant scientific, professional/profession-related and societal 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/requirements to specification, development, operation and decommissioning, and an ability to set boundaries, determine the necessary resource consumption and manage processes for problem-solving/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 particularly good understanding of the fact that engineering problems are often complex, can be incompletely defined and sometimes involve conflicting conditions
  • be aware of the responsibilities and ethical standpoints that may arise in connection with various technical, organisational, economic, ecological and societal activities

The KTH local Degree Ordinance can be found in the KTH regulatory framework, www.kth.se.