Sampling and Evaluation of Enivonmental Data 7.5 credits

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Second cycle, L7026K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 13 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Feb 2020

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Environmental Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Environmental Care and Environmental Protection
Main field of study
Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences

Entry requirements

90 credits in Geoscience or Chemical Engineering.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The overall aim of the course is to

  • be able to reflect over how sampling strategy, sample handling and analytical techniques can influence the information obtained from an environmental monitoring program

Important learning objectives are:

  • Be able to apply the most relevant sampling and analytical techniques used in the industry and by consultants for different types of environmental samples (soil, sediment, water)
  • Be able to describe the most common analytical methods for environmental samples
  • Be able to apply relevant statistical treatments on data sets
  • Be able to plan, budget, perform, and report a common recipient control program

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. 

  • Common sampling and analytical methods in environmental monitoring programs
  • Statistical analysis and calculations used in environmental monitoring programs
  • Field exercises, Lab exercises, excursions and demonstrations
  • Environmental quality and legislation
  • Project work in group
  • Individual assignment
  • Gender equality 


Lectures, field exercises and demonstrations, study visit, lab exercises and demonstrations, project work. The first lecture and the examination are compulsory. During the course, examples taken from real projects are used to illustrate which types of tasks the future engineers will work with. The course module on gender equality consists of recorded lectures and literature. 


Capability to assess and compile results and the theoretical part of the course are evaluated with oral and written examination.

Passed individual assignment report and completed project work, (written/oral) exam on the theoretical parts of the course.

The course module on gender equality is examined through quizzes. 

Lena Alakangas

Transition terms
The course L7026K is equal to L7025K

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
• Lakes and Watercourses, Report 5050, Swedish EPA
• Hand-outs and reports from Naturvårdsverket (available on-line)

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual examG U 3 4 52.50MandatoryA18
0002Individual assignmentG U 3 4 51.00MandatoryA18
0003Group WorkU G#2.50MandatoryA18
0004Individual seminarG U 3 4 51.50MandatoryA18

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.