Environmental Monitoring, 7.5 credits (746G47)

Miljöövervakning, 7.5 hp

Course description

The aim of the course is to develop skills to create environmental monitoring programs , perform statistical analyses of environmental data, use mathematical modelling as a tool for analysing and interpreting environmental data and to present the strengths and weaknesses of different data analysis methods. The course content is designed to adequately develop environmental monitoring programs needed for environmental management. The course also includes methods for analysing and presenting environmental monitoring data.

Main field of study

Environmental Science


First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


David Bastviken

Course coordinator

David Bastviken

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Glaas

Available for exchange students



Kostas Mitropoulos

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2019 v201949-202003 English Norrköping

Main field of study

Environmental Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

At least one year of full time undergraduate study in environment science or equivalent. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6. Exemption from Swedish B

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to;
- design an environmental monitoring relevant programme
- perform statistical analyses of environmental data
- use mathematical modelling as a tool for analysis and interpretation of environmental data
- account for strengths and weaknesses of different ways to analyse data.

Course content

The course contents consists of adequate design of environmental monitoring programmes for retrieving the factual bases that are needed in environmental work. The course also includes methods to analyse and present the data that comprise the results of the environmental monitoring.

Teaching and working methods

This course utilises work in groups, lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory sessions. Additional resource sessions may be organised in the course. The students should also study independently. Language instruction: English 


The course is examined through individual written work. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the courses study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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DEL1 Examination U, G, VG 7.5 credits

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