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AE1602 Hydrology 7.5 credits

The course presents the fundamental processes in the hydrological cycle

About course offering


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students


Joakim Riml


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE1602 (Autumn 2017–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The hydrological cycle
Atmospheric water
Subsurface water: infiltration, recharge, unsaturated and saturated flow. Test pumping. Groundwater prospecting and supply. Surface water: streamflow hydrographs, direct runoff, the unit hydrograph
Hydrologic statistics, frequency analysis, hydrologic design

Intended learning outcomes

The course presents the processes in the hydrological cycle, gives computational ability and knowledge about field methods

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Geology and Geotechnical Engineering besides Fluid Mechanics for Built Environment

Recommended prerequisites

SF1633 Differential Equations I or SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course.


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • FÄL1 - Field Exercise, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Exercise, 3.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved written examination TENA; 3,0 ECTS grade scale: A-F and approved exercise, ÖVNA, 3.5 ECTS and Field Exercise, FÄL1 1.0 ECTS with   grade scale: P, F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Joakim Riml