On-line courses

At Malardalen University we offer a range of interesting and relevant international on-line courses in Environmental Engineering. Here we present all our courses on advanced level (second cycle). All courses are given on-line without any physical meetings at university. There are 7,5 credit courses and some shorter, 2,5 hp courses. All courses are given at half speed, i.e. 50%.


All courses on advanced level in Environmental have the following eligibility requirements: Engineering 120 credits of which 90 credits engineering or natural science and 7,5 credits mathematics. In addition Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English B/ English 6 are required. In cases where the course is given in English, exemption from the Swedish B/Swedish 3 is given.

Air quality (MTK309) 7,5 hp Autumn semester 2019, week 36 – 45

Decreased air quality as an effect of industrial development and improved living standards is a growing problem in many parts of the world. The course provides knowledge about the composition of the atmosphere, dissemination, transport, deposition of air pollutants, as well as their effects on health. Methods for evaluation of air quality and control of pollutants from vehicles and stationary point sources are investigated.

Interested? MTK309 course syllabus

Ambient air quality management (MTK315) 2,5 hp Autumn semester 2019, week 36 – 45

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Ambient air pollution kills more than 4,2 million people every year. Growing populations, increased urbanization, and improved living conditions are important factors that contribute to increased air pollution. In this course you will learn about the most common air pollutants and their emission. You will learn how to monitor, assess and model the distribution of air pollution, and how to control emissions from motor vehicles and stationary sources. We will also discuss regulations and policies for ambient air quality with focus on regulations in EU and Sweden.

Here you can watch a video with Patrik introducing this course.

Interested? MTK315 course syllabus

Biomass as energy source (MTK311) 7,5 hp Autumn semester 2019, week 36 – 45

With an increased demand for energy and the increasing threat of climate change, biomass is an important source of renewable energy. The course provides knowledge about bio based sources of energy, availability, potential and control of bioenergy, as well as the environmental impacts of bioenergy. Life cycle analysis is introduced as a tool to determine the viability of different bioenergy technologies.

Interested? MTK311 course syllabus

Sustainable consumption (MTK321) 2,5 hp Spring semester 2020, week 4 – 13

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How large are the environmental impacts of Swedish consumption and lifestyles in Sweden and abroad?  How can environmental engineering contribute to the challenges of achieving sustainable consumption? The course Sustainable consumption will provide you with understanding of consumption, environmental impacts and sustainable development.

Interested? MTK321 course syllabus

Sustainable Engineering for Developing Countries (MTK323) 2,5 hp

Engineers conducting technical projects in developing countries often face conditions that differ significantly from their own background, experience and expectations, e.g. poverty, limited resources and extreme climatic conditions. The course Sustainable Engineering for Developing Countries provides you with an understanding of key challenges and development strategies, skills and tools that allows you to successfully implement technical projects in developing countries.

Interested? MTK323 course syllabus

Climate Change and Energy: Past, Present and the Future (MTK314) 2,5 hp Spring semester 2021

Climate change is affecting all life on Earth. Though the majority of research indicates a substantial human contribution to climate change, decision makers are still hesitant to implement actions that significantly reduce the human impact. It is essential to understand the causes and consequences of climate change in order to mitigate and adapt to its effect. This course gives you in-depth knowledge about past and present climate and how it has been affected by our energy system You will learn how climate is monitored and modelled allowing us to predict future climate. The course also addresses policy, agreements and actions for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Interested? Course syllabus: MTK319

Water Quality and Management (MTK313) 7,5 hp Spring semester 2020, week 4 – 13

The demand for clean potable water is increasing with an increasing global population. Modern society adds a range of complex pollutants to the water. These have to be remove to ensure that the water can be consumed without risking the health of humans and the environment.  The course provides knowledge about the water cycle, physical, chemical and biological aspects of water quality, sources of pollutants, characterization of sewage- and grey water, as well as techniques for water purification, and current status of research and development work in the field. Modelling tools for water quality and purification will also be addressed.

Interested? MTK313 course syllabus

Applied Statistics in Engineering (OAH305) 2,5 hp Autumn semester 2019, week 46 – 3

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Would you like to learn more about statistics? In this course you will learn how statistics can enhance the thrill of discovery, increase your learning, and challenge your assumptions. You will see how statistics can facilitate the creation of new knowledge as it is a crucial process behind how we make discoveries. You will also see how you can use statistics to understand the results and make decisions and predictions based on data.

Interested? OAH305 course syllabus


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