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Natural Sciences 7.5 credits

First cycle, Q0031B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 4 - Autumn 2019 Sp 2
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

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 Mathematics 1a/1b/1c (specifik entry A7). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics A (specifik entry 7)

More information about English language requirements


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

Course Aim
The student should after the course be able to:
• write chemical equations and perform stoichiometric calculations
• balancing the oxidation - reduction reactions
• perform simple thermochemical calculations
• describe and explain the factors that affect the reaction rate
• know and use the acid / base consepts such as pH
• have arguments and perform simple calculations on physical quantities and concepts such as speed, strength and energy
• describe and analyze some everyday phenomena and events such as simple movements, force situations and loads, energy conversion and optical phenomena using physical concepts and models
• participate in the planning and implementation of simple experimental investigations as well as oral and written report and interpret the results

The course consists of two parts: chemistry and physics.

In the chemistry part of the course basic chemistry concepts, calculations and reaction rate are described. Also the acid/base concept and the oxidation/reduction concept are studied which are important for the understanding of basic chemistry. Thermochemistry and the first and second law of thermodynamics are dealt with. Electrochemistry is also presented in the course where electrolysis and galvanic cells are studied.

In physics part deals with measurement data, uniform and accelerated linear motion, light reflection and refraction, optical imaging, force and pressure, equilibrium, force and motion, work, energy and power, thermodynamics, electric fields, and forces between charged particles and electrical DC circuits.

Written exams and laboratory reports.

Anna-Carin Larsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written exam, physicsG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA13
0002Laboratory work, physicsU G#1.50MandatoryA13
0003Written exam, chemistryG U 3 4 52.00MandatoryA13
0004Assignment reports, chemistryU G#1.00MandatoryA13

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 04 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 11 Jan 2019