Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. MVKN20 overlaps following cours/es: MVK061. Optional for: E4, E4em, F4, F4es, I4, M4en, W4es. Course coordinator: Prof Jurek Pyrko,, Energy Sciences. Recommended prerequisits: MMVF01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics or equivalent course. Assessment: Both individual examination and examination based upon group performance. Compulsory assignments are presented and discussed in group seminars. The same applies to the compulsory industrial study tour. Participation in an energy political role-game is compulsory as well as four knowledge tests based upon the study course literature. Approved exercises are sufficient for final grade 3 "pass". For higher grades anĀ oral examination is required. Home page:

The study course is intended to give knowledge about energy use in various sectors of society, its level, structure, development, and influencing factors as well as knowledge and application skill in methods and instruments for energy use analyses and forecasts.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Energy utilization in various sectors of society is characterized with respect to level, energy carrier, quality demands etc. The sustainablity of energy use, load/energy relations, substitution possibilities, synchronous load effects. Price level sensitivity of energy utilization. Forecasts and forecasting methods applied to various consumer groups. Practical analysis of energy demand and energy utilization.

The study course literature is continously updated and is normally, without charge, accessible for the students from the Internet or the homepage of the study course.