Environmental Engineering unit is responsible for 4 undergraduate courses

Last changed: 05 November 2021

Selection of water and sanitation system, 10.0 credits, Uppsala

The course aims to give a holistic overview of societies water and sewage systems, in order to provide a good fundament for work as an engineer in the field in the future. The course form a cohesive part of the forward block "Sustainable water and wastewater systems" and is held throughout the semester. The course includes a major project work.

Waste Management, 5.0 credits, Uppsala

The course aims to provide knowledge of systems and technologies for the management of household waste, and how resources are utilized through when treated in different ways: incineration, composting, biogas, anaerobic digestion and landfilling. The function of the systems and their impact on the environment and resources are explored.

On-site wastewater systems, nutrient recovery and sewage sludge treatment, 5.0 credits, Uppsala

The course aims to provide good knowledge of systems and technologies for the management of wastewater in onsite treatment facilities as well as how resources in wastewater and sewage sludge from small and large facilities can be utilized in a safe way. The main focuses of the course are roboust treatment methods that mimick natural systems; such as sand filters, infiltration, wetlands and recycling, and the use of plant nutrients from wastewater. Both Swedish and international conditions are explored.

Safe Nutrient Recycling, 10.0 credits, Uppsala

With increased plant nutrient recycling from waste and wastewater we may risk to introduce new routes for disease transmission. To maintain a good health for both people and animals knowledge about safe ways to recycle nutrients are required. In this course you acquire the knowledge needed for playing an important role for securing health when implementing a more sustainable society. 
The focus of the course is sanitation technologies that enable safe recycling of nutrients and organics from urban biological waste (kitchen waste, urine, faeces etc.) back to crop production. You will learn about composting, biogas (anaerobic digestion) and onsite sanitation systems. With knowledge about the factors that controls pathogen inactivation and tools as microbial risk assessment and systems analysis you will be able to evaluate risks and benefits with the systems.