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 companies and organisations, including an ability to use tools and methods to analyse these
  • Can understand and on a scientific basis reflect on energy planning on a business economic level and are able to identify scientific problems in this connection
  • Knowledge of theories of science and research methods relevant for analysis of energy planning and ability of reflecting on them
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of Problem Based Learning (PBL) as implemented in the Aalborg PBL model at The Technical Faculty of IT and Design


  • Can identify, analyse and assess the project-relevant energy problems and consequences
  • Can prepare proposals for a specific energy improvement proposal in relation to the realisation of the solution in a relevant company or organisation and seen in relation to relevant actors
  • 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/challenges as well as assess the quality and reliability of these 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 structure project management activities based on a well-formulated problem formulation


  • 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 initiate and participate in interdisciplinary energy planning on a company or organisational level
  • Can reflect on, plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment

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 codePGLSEPK17101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design