Advanced Energy Systems and Technology

SwB, course package, 60 credits

This course package offers the combination of technical knowledge and system perspective which is required from today’s energy engineers. Students are taught to master advanced technologies related to biomass, waste and nanophysics and, equally important, learn how they are efficiently integrated in a global energy system. Thus, distribution and markets of energy and fuel are analyzed in order to understand the potentials and limitations of the studied technologies in comparison with other competing ones in energy systems at different scales (local, regional and global).

First semester: September 2015 – December 2015
ENM095 - Sustainable power production and transportation, 7.5 cr
FFR160 - Sustainable Development, 7.5 cr
KBT135 - Waste management, 7.5 cr
ENM015 - Technical change and the environment, 7.5 cr
Second semester: January 2016 – June 2016
TIF165 - Nanotechnology for sustainable energy, 7.5 cr
KBT145 - Biorefinery, 7.5 cr
MEN115 - Energy Systems Modeling and Planning, 7.5 cr
MEN031 - Combustion Engineering, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Courses:  Engineering Thermodynamics, Energy Technology, Mass and Heat Transport Phenomena, Mathematics (linear algebra, multivariable analysis, differential equations)

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16) 
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: David Pallarès,
Other questions: Student Exchange Office,

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Wed 11 Mar 2015