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Energy and Environment

The course aims at providing knowledge concerning various energy systems and their environmental impact. The course provides an introduction to the concepts of energy, energy systems and technology for energy conversion. It provides an overview of energy strategies, sustainable energy solutions and links between different types of energy systems and national and global environmental objectives. The course is composed of lectures, field excursions, laboratory work and exercises in solving practical problems related to theory. Oral and written skills are continuously practiced during the course.

Course evaluation

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MX0126-20121 - 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 MX0126

Academic year 2021/2022

Energy and Environment (MX0126-20098)

2021-12-03 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Energy and Environment (MX0126-20135)

2020-12-03 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Energy and Environment (MX0126-20092)

2019-12-04 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Energy and Environment (MX0126-20070)

2018-12-07 - 2019-01-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Energy and Environment (MX0126-20106)

2017-12-01 - 2018-01-14


MX0126 Energy and Environment, 7.5 Credits

Energi och miljö


Environmental Science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Single module 7.5 0201

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirementsBachelor’s level (G1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail 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

Knowledge equivalent to 10 credits in chemistry


The course intends to provide knowledge on various energy types and their environmental consequences while skills in written and oral presentation will be trained. On completion of the course the student should be able to:

- account for basic energy concepts;

- describe and reflect on the advantages and limitations of the techniques and systems for different energy types with special emphasis on renewable ones;

- evaluate different energy forms in relation to their environmental impact, particularly on their effects in air and water;

- describe and with own words reflect on the energy supply and use in society, particularly in relation to their environment and climatic consequences and

- document and present an in-depth project orally and in writing in the area of energy and environment.


The course starts with an introduction to energy concepts and strategies connected to global and national environmental goals. The course comprises the following learning activities:

- lectures on techniques and systems for the utilization of different energy types (including bioenergy, solar, wind and hydroelectric power); resource requirements and availability for various types of energy (particularly wind, wave and solar ones); energy conversion and storing; nuclear power; and air pollutions and their effects on health and environment;

- laboratory work and calculation exercises related to energy conversion;

- study visits to several energy installations;

- an individual project work where each student analyses and reflects on an energy system in its relation to environment and climate issues. The work is presented orally and in writing as well as be discussed at a round table and

- examination through a written test as well as the project work.

The timetable activities include lectures, calculation exercises, laboratory work, supervision, project presentation, study visits, examination as well as course evaluation, while individual studies include literature studies and project work.

Compulsory components are the supervision classes, the presentation of the project work, the study visits as well as active participation in the oral presentations of the individual projects.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved written examination, passed project work as well as active participation in the compulsory parts of the course.
  • 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.

Responsible department

Department of Energy and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces: MX0059

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Biology and Environmental Science - Bachelor's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19030 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Environmental Science
Course code: MX0126 Application code: SLU-20121 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 100%