Course syllabus

Energy Utilization

MVKN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2019-03-27

General Information

Elective for: E4, F4, F4-es, I4, M4-en, W4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

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


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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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 a written examination is required.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Required prior knowledge: Course in sustainable development, for example MVKF01 Energy and the Environment in Sustainable Development or equivalent.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MVK061

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Bitr.univ.lektor Kerstin Sernhed,
Course coordinator: Per-Olof J Kallioniemi,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is based on lectures, seminars, studies, reports and analysis as group exercises, industrial visits, energy policy role play, and tests on compulsory readings with subsequent review and correction.