Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to provide the student with a toolbox enabling him to produce economic evaluations of investments in energy technology.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: - understand the need for analyses, and the role of engineer in analytics - understand various life cycle concepts and their use in energy technology (enertech) - recognize sources for financing of enertech investments - be able to calculate savings, operating costs and investments for enertech projects - master various types of profitabiliy measurements and their application in enertech projects

Course contents

1. Need for analysis, the role of the engineer 2. Types of life cycles, when to use what 3. Sources of financing, when to apply for what 4. Sources for input data: savings, costs, investments 5. Methods to calculate profitability of investments

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

The course begins week 40 with lectures of Anders Stenius.

Recommended or required reading

Course material on Itslearning.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 75 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Approved exercises, group assignments and final exam.


  • Stenius Andreas
  • Holmberg Mariann


Skön Kim

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2018-09-03 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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