Course syllabus

Energi och miljö
Energy and Environment

KET010, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Elective for: K4-p, W4-p
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim with the course is to present a number of engineering tools that will enable for the student to evaluate the use of fossil and renewable energy sources for electricity production, energy use and transportation by considering the energy efficiency, the environmental impact and the costs for the methods.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course is built around a number of themes each consisting of different parts such as lectures, exercises, discussions in groups and compulsory calculation tasks. Seminars with external people from the process industry and energy companies.

Raw materials for energy supply and the Swedish energy system. Different methods for electricity production (hydropower, nuclear power, back-pressure power, gasturbines, gasification, wind power etc) and their environmental impact and costs. Different alternatives for flue gas cleaning at municipal and industrial combustion plants. Methods for energy optimization in the process industry as well as environmental challenges. Aspects on the use of renewable energy sources within the transportation sector.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Assessment by written examination at the end of the course and by written and oral presentations of a number of calculation problems.

Code: 0105. Name: Compulsory Calculation Tasks.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written and oral presentation of calculation problems. Contents: Calculation tasks within the content of the course.
Code: 0205. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The complete course


Required prior knowledge: Basic knowledge about heat transfer, heat exchangers, technical thermodynamics and chemical process design. Given for students with a bachelor degree or the equivalent.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Stig Stenström,
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