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AE2507 Strategic Environmental Assessment 7.5 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE2507 (Spring 2015–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of lectures and two exercises.

In the lectures the basic principles for SEA and its applications are presented and analysed. In the lectures, course literature is discussed and exemplified and also additional information is provided. 

The course includes two exercises, where aspects of the practical process, terminology and methods of performing an SEA are applied. The first exercise, which is an individual study, and the second exercise, which is a group study, are both carried out at the workshops, which are scheduled during the course. The exercises are compulsory.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall objective of the course is to learn international theory, the practical process, terminology and methods of performing and producing an SEA. After accomplishing the course activities, the student should have a theoretical and conceptual understanding of

 •          the key principles of the SEA process;

•           the terminology and methods used in SEA;

•           the role of SEA in relation to the planning and decision-making process;

•           SEA trends and practices in an international perspective;

•           the methodological issues related to the performance of SEA;

•           interdisciplinarity in relation to the performance of SEA.  

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in the field of civil engineering, environmental engineering, ecology, or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 higher education credits.

English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.

Recommended prerequisites

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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, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercise, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Exercise, 1.5 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.

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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Kedar Uttam, Sara Khoshkar