International Energy Markets, 6 credits (TMES51)

Internationella energimarknader, 6 hp

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering and Management

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Bahram Moshfegh

Director of studies or equivalent

Shahnaz Amiri

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management (System Tools for Sustainable Development) 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Energy and Environmental Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 English Linköping v
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme (Environmental Innovation Management) 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 English Linköping v
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 English Linköping v
6MSUS Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Energy-Environment-Management
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme
  • Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering or corresponding. Courses in Energy Systems

Intended learning outcomes

The aim is to give the student profound knowledge of how energy is traded. Large scale trading on the world market is in focus here. Hence, the procedures for how energy in the forms of oil, coal and natural gas changes owners are described in detail. Normally, commodities of these kinds are bought and sold on the world market at places called an exchange. There are many exchanges around the world and at such spots contracts in the form of options, futures and forwards are dealt with. Green certificates, carbon dioxide allowances and other financial instruments are also sold and traded at some exchanges. When passed the exam the students will:

  • understand financial instruments for energy trading on an in depth level.
  • understand how different energy sources are utilized on a large scale level.
  • know how oil, coal, natural gas and other fossil fuels, in the form of commodities, are dealt with, as well as electricity is traded.
  • understand the trade with green certificates et c.
  • be able to “dummy” trade with real contracts

Course content

The course includes lectures on how to trade oil, coal, natural gas and other energy commodities. The corresponding financial instruments such as forwards, futures are dealt with in depth but also options are included. Electricity trade at Nasdaq OMX Commodities and other such market places is studied as well as the trade with green certificates and carbon dioxide allowances. White certificates are also discussed albeit they are not in common use yet. The course also includes details on how to find new resources for energy such as seismic surveying for oil and gas fields, the transportation systems and the environmental hazards when producing fossil fuels, uranium and electricity.

Teaching and working methods

Some parts of this course is dealt with by use of the Internet, such as the dummy trade programs. Normal lectures are therefore less frequent than in corresponding courses.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 56 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Shahnaz Amiri

Examiner

Bahram Moshfegh

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 20 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 140 h

Course literature

Till föreläsningarna hör ett omfattande kursmaterial som finns gratis tillgängligt på Internet.
Till föreläsningarna hör ett omfattande kursmaterial som finns gratis tillgängligt på Internet.
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 6 credits

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