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Introduction to energy systems

Additional course evaluations for TN0353

Academic year 2021/2022

Introduction to energy systems (TN0353-10220) 2021-08-30 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Introduction to energy systems (TN0353-10252) 2020-08-31 - 2021-01-17

TN0353 Introduction to energy systems, 10.0 Credits

Introduktion till energisystem

Syllabus approved




Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Written exam 3.50 1002
Study visits 1.50 1003
Computer introduction at Uppsala University 1.00 1004
Seminars and essay 4.00 1005

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

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

According to the qualifications for the admission in the Civil Engineer Programme in Energy Systems or equivalent.


The aim of the course is to give wide-ranging knowledge the Swedish energy system. The course shall also introduce the student to university studies, as well as engineering working methods and the future profession as civil engineer.

After completed course the student should be able to:
- discuss society´s energy needs and available energy sources
- independently and in cooperation with others identify, formulate and divide research questions and based on this search information to be able to analyse today´s and future´s energy systems, and to present the results in writing and orally
- describe some current problems, methods and ethical considerations of relevance for civil engineers in energy systems
- demonstrate ability to handle computers, computer systems and library databases which are used under the education as well as explaining the rules for computer use both at Uppsala University and SLU.


- Lectures on the concepts of energy and energy systems are treated, various energy sources and energy types as well as the energy needs of industry and society. A seminars means both lecture and run-through study assignments
- Study visits to energy industries and companies
- Group assignments are carried out in connection to excursions and are presented in written form
- Seminars and exercises in scientific writing and oral presentation
- Seminars and exercises on engineering working methods and the future profession as civil engineer
- To formulate a research question and analyse a chosen part of todays or the futures energy system, and to present the results orally and in an essay
- Computer introduction and introduction to library and information search
- An exercise where the students analyse their energy use
- Equal opportunities regarding all grounds of discrimination

Compulsory parts are study visits, seminars and computer introduction.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved oral and written presentations of essay, approved written group works and exercises, participation in compulsory activities, and approved written examination.

  • 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: TN0333
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Master Programme in Energy Systems Engineering Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 25369 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Technology
Course code: TN0353 Application code: SLU-10084 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 35%