Master’s studies

Syllabus for Chemistry for Renewable Energy - Profile Course

Kemi för förnybar energi - profilkurs

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB763
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2011-03-10
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 34, 2011
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor of Science (i.e. three years of full-time studies) including 90 credits in Chemistry.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to

  • describe in general terms current technologies for utilizing renewable energy

  • discuss advantages and disadvantages of different energy systems

  • discuss other factors associated with renewable energy processes, such as environmental and socio-economical impact

  • find, organise and present information pertaining to renewable energy systems available in databases, journals and the media


Overview of energy systems, different renewable energy techniques, and associated issues. These may include: artificial photosynthesis, solar cells, biomass and other biofuels, biological hydrogen production, fuel cells, batteries, other renewable energy sources of energy (e.g. hydroelectricity, wind power, tidal power etc.), sustainable development.


Invited speaker seminars, discussion seminars, site-visit (excursion), literature project assignment.


Oral examination throughout the course (2 credits). Assignments. The course ends a written project report and oral presentations (3 credits). The final grade represents a weighted sum of the different assessment tasks.

Reading list

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