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AE2708 Project in Environmental Engineering 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE2708 (Autumn 2014–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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.

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 disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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).

Recommended prerequisites

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

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


  • PRO2 - Project Task with Presentation, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PROA - Project Task, 3.0 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 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 AE2708

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

Built Environment, Environmental Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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