Course syllabus

Energi och miljö i hållbar utveckling
Energy and the Environment in Sustainable Development

MVKF01, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2014-04-02

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: M3, MD3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aims at a broad understanding of the structure and function of energy systems - in technical as well as economic respects. The course is intended to offer insight into the environmental effects of energy systems as well as the technical possibilities to improve energy systems from an overall environmental perspective and society's strive for sustainable solutions. Perspectives range from the environment of each individual to global environmental and security perspectives.

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 explores the following themes: Energy use - historical development and future perspectives. Different users' energy use patterns. Energy and environment in global perspective. Sustainable energy use and energy conversion. Resource cycling. Waste disposal management. Industrial environmental policy and control. LCA. Thermal energy conversion processes and their emissions. Biomass - processing and applications. Solar energy. Wind energy. Geothermal energy. Hydrogen society - vision of the future. Local environmental effects of energy conversion. Environmentally questioned alternatives for energy conversion and distribution. Energy policy for liberalised energy markets. Energy engineering for a sustainable and environmentally responsible society. Energy debate and review of publications.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: In the form of individual examination (three compulsory knowledge tests based upon the provided literature) and examination based upon group performance (written essays). All compulsory assignments must be approved before the written examination.


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Prof. Jurek Pyrko,
Course coordinator: Bitr. lektor Patrick Lauenburg,
Course homepage:
Further information: Lectures are complemented with compulsory literature and literature tests. The practical group exercises are carried out as PBL based group work and incorporate critical discussions on material within the course theme.