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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AE2506 (Spring 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Environmental applications using geographic information systems for analysis and problem solving concerning a range of environmental problems with a spatial dimension. A wide range of environmental issues can be chosen within the scope of the course, related to natural resources and ecosystem services. Examples of methods and tools with a spatial dimension that will be applied are landscape ecological and hydrologic models, models of land use change and environmental decision support systems.

Intended learning outcomes

The course will provide the students with:

- Enhanced knowledge and skills in use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for different environmental applications with a spatial dimension

- Knowledge and experience of independent project work and problem solving in the interface between natural science, technology and decision support for the students to be capable of independent use of GIS for solving environmental problems.

Course Disposition

Summer course with lectures and discussions during one week, independent work with project task during summer, follow-up during one week, including oral presentation. Number of participants is limited. The course starts in June, schedule decided together with participants.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Prerequisistes: AE2502 Natural Resources Management, AE2505 Water Systems and Geographic Information or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

AE2502 Natural Resources Managament, AE2505 Water Systems and Geographic Information or equivalent.


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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

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project Task With Written and Oral Reporting, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Project task PRO1 with report writing and oral presentation, 6,0 credits.

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AE2506

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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