Course plan

Syllabus Environmental Engineering BA (A), Environmental Engineering EkoT1, 7.5 Credits

General data

  • Code: MÖ013G
  • Subject/Main field: Miljöteknik
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 3/3/2010
  • Date of change: 7/11/2013
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2013


The course objective is that the student will obtain knowledge of technology and technical practices that help reduce environmental impact and efficient use of natural resources.

Course objectives

After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- describe basic environmental engineering concepts
- explain basic principles to minimize environmental impacts
- briefly describe different systems of supply and use of energy and its environmental impact
- describe methods for purification of water, and how the methods work


The course covers the following topics: Ecosystem boundaries, material and energy balances, energy resources, hydrology and water planning, water and wastewater treatment.

Entry requirements

Graduation from a complete upper secondary education in Sweden or abroad with exemption from basic proficiency in Swedish. Basic proficiency in English (English course A) can also be proven by for example the following international tests:
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 530 on paper based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 72 on internetbased test and not below 17 on the TWE
- IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.0

The following course levels from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or equivalent: Chemistry course A, Mathematics course C.
(OB 8)

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Examination form

Most common, a written exam. Assignments and/or oral examination can occur.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Mackenzie L. Davis, Susan J. Masten.
  • Title: Principles of environmental engineering and science
  • Ort: London
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Edition: 2008
  • ISBN: 0-07-128780-9
  • Comment: 704 pp