Energy Knowledge, 15 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, Evening, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-68216 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Final school grades (66%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%)

    Outline for distance course: This is a distance course. Two non-mandatory meetings are arranged in Uppsala for participants that want to meet in real life, all other teaching is web-based.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 2

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 8 January 2023

Entry requirements: General entry requirements


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 32,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 32,500

About the course

The course covers the basics of energy and energy systems. Occurrences, prospecting and use of fossil fuels. Nuclear power, fission, fusion and safety issues. Non-fossil thermal energy technologies such as bioenergy, peat, waste, and geothermal energy. Renewable energy such as wind, solar and hydro. Environmental consequences of energy production. Energy distribution and the role of energy in world economy and society. Energy security issues and geopolitics around energy resources. Future energy outlooks and scenarios.

More information


Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 25 07