AE2104 Environmental Measuring and Monitoring 7.5 credits

Miljömätning och monitoring

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

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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

Course main content

  • 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


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



  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - GIS Laboratory Work, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Approved written examination (TEN1; 4c) and approved exercise and laboratory course (ÖVN1; 3.5c)

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering


Bo Olofsson


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Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2008.