Sustainable Energy Planning in an Institutional and Societal Perspective


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives


  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of framework conditions, challenges and roles in relation to energy problems of society, including an ability to use tools and evaluation methods to analyse them
  • On a scientific basis ability to understand and reflect on energy planning on a societal level as well as to identify problems in this context
  • Thorough knowledge as to how the concrete economic, organizational and institutional context in different countries and cultures affect the energy situation as well as the technical and organisational possibilities of action within the energy field


  • Can formulate and analyse proposals for strategies within energy planning, which are based on an analysis of the societal conditions
  • Can understand, use and critically reflect on relevant quantitative as well as qualitative economic, sociological, environmental and/or engineering analysis methods and uncover the interests connected to these
  • Can scientifically motivate, argue and communicate the general structure and methods of the project. Must also be able to relate critically to sources and use accurate source references
  • Can communicate the result of the project work to selected target groups


  • Can structure and handle the complex combination of specific challenges related to energy planning on a societal level
  • Can combine and compose the use of relevant theories, understandings, methods and analyses so that they form a synthesis towards the preparation of specific strategies and plans directed towards institutional and societal conditions and possibilities
  • Can develop adequate theoretical approaches linked to specific problems/challenges and independently collect the relevant data and assess the quality and reliability of these data
  • Can independently start and participate in interdisciplinary planning tasks and cooperation across societal levels, nationalities and cultures

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work in groups. 



Name of examSustainable Energy Planning in an Institutional and Societal Perspective
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergiplanlægning i et institutionelt og samfundsmæssigt perspektiv
Module codePGLSEPK17201
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