Hydrogeology and Groundwater Modelling


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • On fundamental hydrogeology.
  • On the basic principle of numerical groundwater modelling.
  • On chemical transport, dispersion, sorption/retardation and degradation in the groundwater zone.
  • On evaluating the uncertainty of the model results.


  • To collect, analyse and visualise the various data that forms the basis for the conceptual model.
  • To construct, calibrate and validate groundwater models.
  • To simulate water and contaminate transport.
  • To evaluate and quantify modelling uncertainty.


  • To evaluate and handling hydrological data that forms the basis for groundwater modelling.
  • To structure and produce technical documentation of complex problems, methods and results.
  • To communicate problems, findings and solutions graphical as well as oral to the relevant target audience.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examHydrogeology and Groundwater Modelling
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
The exam is carried out either separately or in connection with the project exam. Form of examination is determined at the beginning of the semester.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleHydrogeologi og grundvandsmodellering
Module codeB-VM-K1-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Water and Environmental Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science