Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Energy and Technology

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Systems analysis for sustainable development, 5.0 credits


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Systems analysis is used for describing and analysing problems within many different disciplines. This course is intended to provide basic understanding of different systems in nature and society and how they may interact in a sustainable development. In particular, you will learn how different types of systems and processes can be analyzed and modelled with tools of systems analysis. Different methods of systems analysis will be discussed, together with principles for model building and assessment. In computer exercises, you will build, simulate and analyse different types of models.

There is also an aim for understanding relations between structure and behaviour of a system. General techniques, such as model fitting, sensitivity analysis and optimisation are treated and practiced in the computer exercises. A special focus is on human effects on environment and climate, and how these effects can be minimized for a sustainable development.


Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school is required as from the academic year 2009/10. Equivalent to 180 ECTS including 90 ECTS in any subject within natural, engineering or social sciences. Equivalent to English A from upper secondary school.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens

11,250 SEK


21 Jan - 31 Mar 2013, 35%, Daytime

Technology, Environmental Science
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Responsible department

Department of Energy and Technology

Course leader

Hans Liljenström
Telephone: 018-671728

Department of Energy and Technology, SLU
Lennart Hjelms väg 9, P.O. Box 7032, SE-750 07 Uppsala, SWEDEN +46 18 67 10 00, 202100-2817