Thematic Studies in Renewable Electricity Production

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TE677

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Renewable Electricity Production A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 13 February 2019
Responsible department
Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering of which at least 90 credits in Technology. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the trends and upcoming technology in the energy supply chain,
  • analyse the changes in electricity supply, both technical and social,
  • actively participate in discussions on electricity supply with facts and arguments, and even lead presentations and discussions.


The course treats current and future trends in technology and society related to electricity supply; challenges and opportunities associated with the topic. Discussions that can be addressed include the impact of renewable energy proportion, intermittent electricity, distributed versus centralized power generation, various aspects of the development of electrial vehicles. Ethic aspects of electricity generation. Equal opportunities with respect to the Discrimination Act.


Lectures, seminars and study visits.


Continuous assessment during the course through active participation in seminars and a written report. The next examination is the next time the course is given.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course is available solely to students who follow the Master programme in Renewable Electricity Production.