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AE2104 Environmental Measuring and Monitoring 7.5 credits

The course gives applied knowledge of field data collection and evaluation techniques.

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Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE2104 (Spring 2015–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Land and water investigation techniques  
  • Investigation strategies
  • Formulation of monitoring programmes
  • Applied measurement techniques for dynamic and static processes
  • Flow measurements Field sampling techniques
  • Groundwater sampling and hydraulic field tests Physical properties of soil and water
  • Geophysical measurement techniques (a.o. electrical and electromagnetical measurements, seismic, ground penetrating radar, spectrometer)
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Statistical methods for time series and spatial analysis
  • Modelling of geophysical data
  • Evaluation of hydraulic tests

Intended learning outcomes

After the course is completed the student shall be able to:  

  • formulate, realize and analyse site investigation programmes for hydrological, hydrogeological and environmental monitoring
  • Use field equipment and instruments (especially geophysical measurement techniques) for measurements of soil, water and environmental properties
  • Scientifically select investigation strategies, estimate data quality and analyse and evaluate measurement data using statistical and modelling technique

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in the field of civil engineering, environmental engineering, or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 higher education credits, which includes basic knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry or earth sciences for at least 30 higher education credits. Proficiency in English (English B or equivalent).

Recommended prerequisites

AE2201 Environmental dynamics/Physical processes or AE2801 Environmental Chemistry and Risk Assessment


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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


  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - GIS Laboratory Work, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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 (TEN1; 4c) and approved exercise and laboratory course (ÖVN1; 3.5c)

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

Built Environment, Environmental Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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