Sustainable Energy Planning in a Technical and Business Economic Perspective


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives


  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the framework conditions, challenges and roles in relation to energy problems of energy companies and organisations.
  • Knowledge of theories of science and research methods relevant for analysis of energy planning and ability of reflecting on them


  • Can identify a relevant research problem within the field of energy planning and management
  • Can design a research project and use relevant research methods in order to analyse the chosen problem
  • Can justify and substantiate the relevance of the chosen research problem based on relevant theories
  • Can independently structure project management activities and carry out subject specific and interdisciplinary study project
  • Can identify, analyse and assess the project-relevant energy problems and consequences
  • Can prepare proposals for a specific energy infrastructure proposal
  • Can understand, use and critically reflect on relevant quantitative and qualitative economic, sociological, environmental and/or engineering methods of analysis and uncover the interests connected to them
  • Can independently collect relevant data in relation to specific problems and challenges as well as assess the quality and reliability of the data
  • Can motivate, argue and communicate the general structure and methods of the project in a scientific-theoretical context
  • Can relate critically to sources and use accurate source references
  • Can communicate the result of the project work to selected target groups
  • Can plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment


  • Can structure and handle the complex composition of specific challenges on an organisation/company level in the study and project work
  • Can combine and compose the use of relevant theories, understandings, methods analyses so that they form a synthesis towards the preparation of specific strategies and plans directed towards organisation or company-level possibilities of working with sustainable energy solutions
  • Can independently structure, initiate and participate in interdisciplinary energy planning on a company or organisational level             
  • Can independently take responsibility for own learning, professional development and specialisation
  • Can reflect on the project process and identify development potentials for the next study project 

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work in groups. 



Name of examSustainable Energy Planning in a Technical and Business Economic Perspective
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtig energiplanlægning i et teknisk og virksomhedsøkonomisk perspektiv
Module codePGLSEPK20101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design