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Natural Resources Engingeering 7.5 credits

First cycle, L0046K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2021 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Natural Resources Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology
Main field of study
Natural Resources Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 4 (specifik entry A9). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics B, Chemistry A, Mathematics E (specifik entry 9)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After completing the course students will be able to:
- Describe and reflect on the needs of society and supply of natural resources such as ore, minerals and water
- Describe and critically relate to the concept of sustainable development
- Briefly describe planet Earth's formation and structure, ore and mineral deposits, global geochemical and hydrological cycles
- Briefly describe the society's technical systems for water and waste
- Briefly describe methods for extraction of ores and minerals, and environmental implications
- Provide examples of the engineer's role and responsibility for sustainable development in their profession
- Using library databases to search for scientific literature
- After completing the course module on gender equality, the student should show an understanding of set gender equality goals, regulations for gender equality in professional life and give examples of the prerequisite for gender equality in professional life.  

The necessity, application, occurrence  and assets of ore and water. The concept of sustainable development. Planet Earth – origin, structure and development of the solid earth and the atmosphere.. Chemical weathering processes. The oxygen and carbon geochemical cycles. Natural and urban hydrological cycles. Technical systems for water and waste management. The rock chain-from exploration to metal. The engineer role. Information search in scientific databases. Gender equality. 

The course includes lectures, compulsory seminars and a literature search with  subsequent tasks. Also a mandatory field trip for two days is included. The course module on gender equality consists of recorded lectures and literature. 

The theoretical parts of the course are examined with a written exam with grades (3, 4, 5). Active participation in the seminars. Mandatory participation in field trips and in information retrieval, in which written assignments are included. The course module on gender equality is examined through quizzes. 

Lena Alakangas

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature is provided at the start of the course

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Study visitU G#1.00MandatoryA13
0004Library, literature searchU G#0.50MandatoryA13
0005Written examG U 3 4 54.00MandatoryA17
0006SeminarsU G#2.00MandatoryA17

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 25 Jan 2013

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 06 Nov 2020