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AE271V Environmental Monitoring of Groundwater 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE271V (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The starting point for the course (part one) is the EU Water Framework Directive and Swedish environmental objectives and norms as well as methods for evaluation, strategic and policy issues and legislation. Part two focuses on characterisation of ground water, methodology issues, sampling technology, field and data analysis etc.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to discuss the latest developments regarding theoretical and practical issues related to ground water monitoring, while referring to international and Swedish experiences in an European context. After completing the course the students will be equipped to:

- Describe on a general basis the content  and objectives of the Water Framework Directive and more detail give an account of the "Ground Water Directive".

- Describe the Swedish Environmental Objectives related to the importance of ground water in society.

-Describe the Swedish priorities and work being done for the protection and sustainable use of the ground wster resources.

- Describe and design different systems and methods for ground water monitoring.

Course disposition

The course is an evening course and partly a distant course. In the course st both internal and external lecturers will participate. It ends with one day/evening of presentations.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

120 credits in academic studies in Engineering, Urban/Regional Planning or Natural Science and documented proficiency in English A/English 5 and swedish B/Swedish 3 or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Standard computor equipment and axcess to internet.


Kurslitteraturen anslås på kursens hemsida innan kursstart.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • ANN1 - Attendance, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Project report and presentation of the report at a seminar and active participation in discussions and exercises/activities.

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 AE271V

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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