Content, progress and pedagogy of the
To give the students knowledge of the occurrence of soil and
groundwater as natural resources and how these resources
are affected by natural and anthropogenic induced processes and
pollutants. Based on a description and analysis of the processes
governing the resource under current conditions, the natural
resource use and protection under future conditions is analysed,
using combined field and laboratory measurements, GIS, analytical
and numerical data analyses and modelling.
- Understand the physical, chemical and biological processes
governing and sustaining the soil and groundwater resources.
- Understand how area use, area management, and area change can
affect soil and groundwater systems.
- Understand how climate change can affect soil and groundwater
systems and resources.
- To select relevant theories and literature.
- To collect, analyse and visualise the data on natural resource
occurrence, governing processes and human impacts that forms the
basis for a conceptual resource model.
- To measure relevant physical and biochemical parameters in the
field and in the laboratory.
- To construct, calibrate and validate analytical and numerical
- Critically evaluate the data and theories used.
- Evaluate current and future used of groundwater resources.
- Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in
a project report.
- Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within the
problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the
- To communicate findings and solutions graphical as well as oral
to the relevant target audience.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PROBLEM BASED LEARNING
- Must be able to apply problem solving
- Must be able to use problem identification
- Must be able to apply objectives (cooperation agreement)
- Must be able to use contextual involvement (user
- Must be able to analyse teamwork/team composition
- Must have knowledge of process analysis
- Must be able to use problem formulation
- Must be able to assess meetings/scheduling of meetings
- Must be able to analyse time planning
- Must be able to apply problem analysis
- Must be able to analyse personal competencies and wishes
- Must be able to assess problem solving
- Must be able to apply project management
- Must be able to apply impact assessment
Type of instruction
Project work with supervision supplemented with instruction,
workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.
Extent and expected workload
The projectmodule is 15 ECTS which is corresponding to 450 hours
|Name of exam
|Soil and Groundwater
|Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project
|7-point grading scale
|Type of grading
|Criteria of assessment
|The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
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