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Independent Project in Energy Systems

An independent project is a project where you will apply your in-depth knowledge, skills and approach to an issue in the field of the education. Often, the independent project is at the end of your education where you will plan, conduct and present an academic study. Your project will be published publicly.

Course evaluation

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EX0946-40096 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for EX0946

Academic year 2020/2021

Independent Project in Energy Systems (EX0946-40107)

2021-03-23 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Independent Project in Energy Systems (EX0946-40084)

2020-03-23 - 2020-06-07


EX0946 Independent Project in Energy Systems, 15.0 Credits

Självständigt arbete i energisystem


Technique Engineering including Work Science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Single module 15.0 0101

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science(G2E)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

120 credits within the Master Programme in Energy Systems Engineering, including 5 hp statistics


The overall aim of the course is that the students should acquire knowledge and skills to carry out an energy systems related project in a structured manner under conditions that apply to working life.

After approved course the student should be able to:

- apply project methodology and work in group projects in a planned and systematic way, taking equal treatment issues into account

- critically review and systematically integrate knowledge for independently identifying, formulating, delimiting and solving problems and implementing tasks within given limits

- assess ethical aspects and relevant societal factors such as sustainable development, for implemented projects

- identify their need for additional knowledge for the project’s implementation and independently seek, synthesize and condense this new knowledge in written form, as well as refer to it in a scientific way

- demonstrate broader skills in the field of technology

- model and simulate relevant energy systems

- report the project as a whole including the project’s workflow in writing in English and Swedish, as well as orally in English

- provide constructive critique to other students’ texts and presentations.


The course is conducted as a project where at least six students form a group. A tutor supports the team. The project topics will be related to energy systems and be designed in cooperation with a client, preferably a company or an authority. It will include basics of modelling and simulation, and be planned in such a way so that students can deepen and develop their knowledge from previous courses, and realize the value of future courses. The course includes learning activities to support the students’ learning with regard to

- principles, concepts and applications of project methodology

- reflection over ethical aspects of project implementation and content

- study technique and group dynamics

- continuous documentation of the project and the group’s work.

The project is carried out according to a project plan, prepared by the students and approved by the supervisor, and is initiated with a preliminary study of approximately one week. Structured student feedback is included in the course. The course ends with evaluations within each project group.

Teaching is given in the form of group supervision, student feedback, lectures, exercises, guest lectures and seminars. The course is for the main part carried out as a project work where at least six, no more than eight students form a project group.

The course contains subject-integrated communication training.

Formats and requirements for examination

Active participation in compulsory parts of the course related to project methodology, equal treatment issues, group dynamics, ethics and completion of exercises related to these parts. (1.5 credits)

Active participation in the implementation of the project, including participation in project meetings. The project is presented in writing in the form of a project report. The report is written in Swedish with a summary in English or in English with a summary in Swedish. Project components are presented orally in English. Support documentation for the project in the form of eg logbooks, reflections, meeting notes, collected data and project evaluation, are reported in writing in Swedish. Written and oral opposition to at least one other group’s project. (13.5 credits).

Approved written and oral presentation of project work.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The approved written work will be published within the framework of SLU’s electronic publishing system (Epsilon) and examined for plagiarism in Urkund.

Responsible department

Department of Energy and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces: Ex0759

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Technique Engineering including Work Science
Course code: EX0946 Application code: SLU-40096 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 100%