AE2708 Project in Environmental Engineering 7.5 credits

Projekt i miljöteknik

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to appply acquired knowledge in a problem-based project. The course provides the students with tools and experience needed to be able to carry out their Master thesis project. After completion of the course the students should be able to:

  • Identify a research problem and questions
  • Collect relevant information
  • Apply their own experience and the acquired knowledge from previous courses
  • Analyse and discuss their data
  • Find solutions to the research problem and make conclusions

Course main content

The students work jointly in interdisciplinary teams focusing on a problem-based project. Each of these:

  • Identifies a specific task which contributes to the overall project
  • Collects relevant information that is needed to analyse the identified problems and possible solutions
  • Prepares a solution to the problems that were identified.

In parallel with the project work, seminars with invited lecturers will be offered on specific themes related to the project. An excursion will be arranged in order to illustrate the Swedish experience of problem identification and solution to the chosen problem. Each student shall in the first part of the course prepare an individual assignment related to the chosen focus. At the end each tem should hand in a jointly written team report. In addition, each student should make a brief individual assessment of the team report.

Eligibility

Bachelor's degree in the field of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Urban or Reginal Planning or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 ECTS credits. In addition, second cycle courses for at least 30 ECTS credits, including AE2501 together with AE2201 and/or AE2801 or AG2143 and/or AG2141, or equivalent courses are required. Proficiency in English (English B or equivalent).

Literature

Information about the course literature is given at the course start.

Examination

  • 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

Examiner

Ulla Mörtberg <mortberg@kth.se>

Version

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