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.
About this course
In this course, you will learn about common air pollutants and how to manage and control air pollution. The course gives you enhanced knowledge about relevant aspects of modern air quality management systems based on regulations and policies related to ambient air quality management in the EU and Sweden. After completing this course, you will be able to contribute to the development and management of air quality management systems. The course benefits scientific officers at various levels in both public and private sector, environmental engineers, and consultants in fields like air quality investigations, environmental impact assessments, permits and certification, and regulation.
The course is given over four weeks at a pace of 50%, corresponding to approximately 20 hours of studies per week. The course starts 8 November and ends on 3 December 2021.
The course aims to give you knowledge about common air pollutants and how to manage and control air pollution. The focus of the course is on ambient air quality management based on regulations and policies related to ambient air quality management in the EU and Sweden.
After completion of the course the student shall be able to:
Explain the origin, extent, and effects of natural and anthropogenic air pollution in the form of gas and atmospheric particles.
Evaluate common methods for air quality monitoring and emissions assessment.
Discuss and motivate important aspects of ambient air quality management, related to regulations and policies in the EU and Sweden.
Atmospheric pollution and pollutants
Methods for air quality monitoring and emissions assessment
Ambient air quality management
Regulations and policy related to ambient air quality, with a focus on the EU and Sweden.
120 credits of which 90 credits engineering and/or natural science. In addition Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course B/English course 6 are required. For courses offered entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.
Home examination (HEM1), individual home examination, 0.5 credit, grades Excellent (A), Very good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Sufficient (E), Insufficient, complementary work possible (Fx), Insufficient (F) (Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3)
Assignment (INL1) 0.5 credit, grades Excellent (A), Very good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Sufficient (E), Insufficient, complementary work possible (Fx), Insufficient (F) (Learning outcomes: 1)
Project (PRO1) 1.5 credits, grades Excellent (A), Very good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Sufficient (E), Insufficient, complementary work possible (Fx), Insufficient (F) (Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3)
Total 2.5 ECTS
A student who has a certificate from MDH regarding a disability has the opportunity to submit a request for supportive measures during written examinations or other forms of examination, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for Examinations at First-cycle and Second-cycle Level at Mälardalen University (2016/0601). It is the examiner who takes decisions on any supportive measures, based on what kind of certificate is issued, and in that case which measures are to be applied.
Suspicions of attempting to deceive in examinations (cheating) are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, and are examined by the University’s Disciplinary Board. If the Disciplinary Board considers the student to be guilty of a disciplinary offense, the Board will make a decision on disciplinary action, which will be a warning or suspension.
You’ll find the entry requirements in the course description. After submitting your application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course. Most academic credentials from Sweden are retrieved automatically. Wait a few days after submitting your application - if you still can’t see your academic credentials on My pages, please upload them.
If you have studied in another country, you must provide transcripts of your academic studies and of your English proficiency. Exactly what you need to submit and how depends on several factors. You can read more on universityadmissions.se or antagning.se.
If the course requires work experience, you need to provide an employer’s certificate. You can download a template for the employer’s certificate below.
No academic qualifications?
The course requires that you have previous academic studies, but we validate work experience to assess if you have the knowledge that is equal to the eligibility requirements for the course.
If you don’t have the formal qualifications required, please send in a certificate of employment (current or previous) and a CV/Description of competence that describes your educational and professional background. Please include a short description of your work experience, not only the work title.