Distance course in Sustainable Energy systems 7,5 credits

Distance course in Sustainable Energy systems 7,5 credits 2021-03-09T10:44:03+00:00

Current energy production relies on fossil resources, and that together with the extensive use of electricity and fuels are main causes to sustainability issues around the globe. So, how can we transform to a sustainable energy system based on renewable sources and efficient use of energy carriers that can comply with principles for a social, ecological, and economical sustainable future?


The aim of the course is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of current energy systems, their sustainability consequences, and how they can be transformed strategically to sustainability.

Read more about learning outcomes in the course syllabus.

About this course:

This 7,5 credit distance course will utilize the framework for strategic sustainable development (FSSD), including a science-based principled definition of sustainability and a process for transformation towards such future. Prior knowledge about strategic sustainable development (e.g. Sustainability Basics – SL2545 or SL2539 at BTH) is therefore required for students applying to this course. Read more about the FSSD and Sustainability Principles in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

SustainTrans research team members Henrik Ny and Sven Borén with several years of experience of research and teaching about Sustainability and Sustainable Energy and Transport Systems will together with external experts be teachers at the course.

Henrik Ny
Sven Borén

When and how?

This course is given in English and runs on half-time (50%) between April and June from 2022. It is taught fully online with webinars each week, live or recorded lectures, plus readings, assignments, and project group work.

Who should attend?

The new knowledge about sustainable energy systems provided by this course is meant to guide organizations, regions/countries or private persons regarding how to choose sustainable sources for energy and how to use energy in an efficient way that at the same time provides a return on investment. The layout is designed to provide a high degree of flexibility to fit well with parallel studies or professional life.

Admission to the course requires taken a university education of at least 120 credits, taken a basic course in Strategic Sustainable Development of at least 6 credits, and the English language at least on level 6.


Free of charge for EU/EES citizens, and 12.500 SEK for non- EU/EES citizens,

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