Course syllabus

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

MVKF01, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

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 overall environmental perspective and society's strive for sustainable solutions. The course is intended to offer insight into the environmental effects of energy and production systems as well as the technical possibilities to improve these systems from a sustainable development perspective. Problems 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:

Sustainability, planetary boundaries, environmental goals, ecological footprint, consumption.

Energy conversion, power production, renewable energy, the energy system and its environmental impact.

Transports, combustion engines, electric vehicles, vehicle technology, renewable fuels, transporters' environmental impact.

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 essay). All assignments must be approved before the compulsory written exam.


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Univ.lektor Patrick Lauenburg,
Course coordinator: Bitr.univ.lektor Kerstin Sernhed,
Course coordinator: Jens Klingmann,
Course coordinator: Martin Tunér,
Course homepage:
Further information: Lectures are complemented with compulsory literature and literature tests. The practical group exercises incorporate written presentation and critical peer-reviews.