Environmental Engineering BA (A), Environmental Engineering 1, 7.5 credits


Environmental Engineering BA (A), Environmental Engineering 1, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: MÖ029G
  • Subject/Main field: Environmental Engineering
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Natural science, Design, and Sustainable Development
  • Approved: 5/16/2018
  • Date of change: 3/2/2023
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2023


The purpose of the course is for the student to acquire knowledge of technology and technical methods that contribute to reduced environmental impact and health impact and contribute to more efficient use of natural resources.

Course objectives

After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- explain basic environmental engineering concepts
- explain basic principles to minimize environmental impact supported by environmental engineering applications
- state physical, chemical and biological aspects of water quality.
- explain problems and problem solving linked to basic principles for the flow of soil water and ground water.
- explain methods for sampling, treatment and purification of water, as well as implications thereof.
- explain purification processes of water.
- be able to make relevant human risk assessments of compounds.
- explain management methods for solid waste and hazardous waste.


The course contains the following: ecosystems, hydrology and water quality management, treatment/cleaning of water and wastewater, solid waste treatment (including hazardous waste and nuclear waste) and ionizing radiation.

Selection rules and procedures

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

Examination form

L100: Laboratory - soil and groundwater, 1.0 credits, Written Assignment, 1.0 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)
Carried out in groups

T200: Written exam, 6.5 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Grading criteria can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

The course is given in English.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Mackenzie L. Davis, Susan J. Masten.
  • Title: Principles of environmental engineering and science
  • Edition: 4
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, London
  • Comment: ISBN: : 9781260548020

The page was updated 9/2/2014