AE2107 Modelling of Water Systems 7.5 credits

Modellering av vattensystem

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  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives skills in the use of different engineering tools to facilitate an optimal design of water resources within a specific area. The work will be organised as projects and allow both detailed familiarity with a specific well designed task and general skill in communication to understand the usability of the obtained results.

The course provides detailed familiarity to applied hydrological areas by using different quantitative tools to elucidate a number of different problems.

Example of areas where the students should be able to work after fulfilling the course:

  • Improving water management by using models for increased understanding
  • Developing methods for monitoring and regulation of water system
  • Evaluation of climate variability and climate change for various spatial and temporal scales
  • Understanding the potential and the risk when using mathematical models.

Course main content

The first part includes basic concepts and methods that are used to design and use various modelling tools to understand the modelling process. The water systems will consist of various types of land use within watersheds of different spatial scales. Various water systems for different land use will be evaluated for urban, natural and managed ecosystems. The water systems will include connection to climate change and emphasize to understand how climate will have impacts on the hydrology but also how the hydrological systems will have impact on greenhouse gas emissions and climate.

The second and major part of the course consists of a project where students are working with specific data and models.


Open to programme students from KTH with at least 180 credits, or other applicants with a bachelor's degree, including at least 6 credits in in numerical methods, programming or equivalent. In addition, second cycle courses for at least 30 ECTS credits are required.


Specified during the course and related to selected projects.


  • PRO2 - Project Task with Presentation, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PROA - Project Task, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering


Vladimir Cvetkovic <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2014.