AL2134 Environmental Modelling 7.5 credits
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Content and learning outcomes
- Modelling fundamentals and concepts
- Conceptual and quantitative models; modelling tools
- Model types
- Modelling steps and procedures (good practice)
- Communication of model results
Intended learning outcomes
The course is intended to give introductory knowledge and an overview of methods for environmental modelling and its purposes. The course is also intended to give introductory knowledge and experience in model construction and evaluation.
After finishing the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe the main aims and parts as well as key concepts of environmental modelling;
- Describe and distinguish between deterministic and stochastic models, static and dynamic models, forward and backward modelling, empirical and mechanistic models, in terms of concepts and uses;
- Formulate, implement, test and analyse conceptual and quantitative dynamic models of systems of relevance to the environment or within Industrial Ecology / Environmental management
- On an introductory level use one or more numerical modelling tools;
- Understand written descriptions of environmental modelling and apply environmental modelling to (help) solving a selected contemporary sustainability/environmental challenge and communicate the results
Literature and preparations
Admitted to Master's Programme, Sustainable Technology (TSUTM).
Others: Admitted to a program at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology and at least completed 180 ECTS credits. Courses from upper secondary school corresponding to the courses Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system.
Will be announced before the course start
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- UPP1 - Assignment 1, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- UPP2 - Assignment 2, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- UPP3 - Assignment 3, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- UPP4 - Assignment 4, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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
UPP1 Uppgift 1 1.5 hp
UPP2 Uppgift 2 2.0 hp
UPP3 Uppgift 3 2.0 hp
UPP4 Uppgift 4 2.0 hp
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 AL2134