Ecosystem Analysis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of the project is to provide the student the tools to analyze environmental impacts and evaluate how the most important environmental impacts affect surrounding environments, on local as well as on global scales.

The project will focus on a natural environment where management aspects of the natural resources are an integral part of the ecosystem function.  

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • account for the dominating factors that show important environmental impacts
  • explain the differences between different management strategies based on differences in organizational structures, the emergence of international organizations and interaction with the market


  • write a project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant original scientific literature, use the correct terminology, and communicate the research-based foundation and problem and results in writing, graphically and orally in a professionally reasoned and coherent way
  • assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific contexts and social conditions


  • handle the planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and/or developmental tasks and take professional responsibility to implement academic assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

  • Project

Extent and expected workload

450 hours


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examEcosystem Analysis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleØkosystemanalyse
Module codeK-BIO-K2-39A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Environmental Science)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science