Sustainable energy supply

7.5 credits

Any sustainable energy supply system will have to be based on the efficient use of a multitude of primary energy sources and on the distribution of several different energy carriers. Electricity, refined and sophisticated fuels, district heating and district cooling will all have roles to play, as will raw fuels like wood residues, municipal waste, firewood and intermediate quality fuels such as wood pellets. The production end of the system will have to be based on several technologies; Solar heating panels, solar photovoltaics, wind-power stations and hydropower stations. Wave- and tidal power will play a role – as will bio refineries, geothermal energy and heat pumps. This course aims at introducing briefly the different technologies available today for the production of different types of energy carriers. Also nuclear power is included in the course – though it is not long-term sustainable due to the limited fuel resources.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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Build your own degree

Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. This does not apply to all courses so make sure to check with a study counsellor at the faculty. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.