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An advanced course in environmental effects.

The course is thematic, project oriented and focused on a specific environmental problem. Some years the course is an international course in co-operation with a foreign university.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MJ2653 (Autumn 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is project oriented with focus on environmental problems such as eutrophication, organic pollutants, oil pollutants or climate change. Studies are focused on scientific methods, up to date research problems and different environmental strategies. An important part of the course is based on independent group projects and literature work.

Intended learning outcomes

After a passed course the students should be able to:

  • Implement an analyze and critical study of an specified environmental problem.
  • Plan and suggest a scientific field sampling.
  • Critically analyze environmental data.
  • Search and critically validate scientific literature related to a specific environmental problem.
  • Write a scientific report that also should be presented orally.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Previous knowledge is assumed to be equal to MJ2652 or MJ2651 or MJ2623 or MJ2626 or 3C1356 or 3C1345 or 3C1347.

Recommended prerequisites

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The course literature will focus on the environmental problem that the course will focus on. An important part of the literature is also the project reports that will be produced during the course and notes from the lectures.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: 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

At least 80 % attendance (NÄR1; 1,5 cr) and a project work (Pro1; 4,5cr)

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 MJ2653

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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