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Soil Science for Environment and Water

Additional course evaluations for MV0192

Academic year 2020/2021

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20153) 2020-11-02 - 2021-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20059) 2019-11-04 - 2020-03-22

Academic year 2018/2019

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20082) 2018-10-29 - 2019-03-24

Academic year 2017/2018

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20017) 2017-10-30 - 2018-03-18

Academic year 2016/2017

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20005) 2016-10-24 - 2017-03-17

Academic year 2015/2016

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20116) 2015-10-26 - 2016-03-27

Academic year 2014/2015

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20070) 2014-10-27 - 2015-03-22

Academic year 2013/2014

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20042) 2013-10-28 - 2014-03-23

Academic year 2012/2013

Soil Science for Environment and Water (MV0192-20068) 2012-10-29 - 2013-03-31

MV0192 Soil Science for Environment and Water, 15.0 Credits

Markvetenskap för miljö och vatten

Syllabus approved



Soil science

Education cycle

First cycle


Title Credits Code
Soil Physics 5.00 1002
Soil Chemistry 5.00 1003
Soil Biology and course Soil Project 5.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Equivalent to 10 credits Mathematics, 15 credits Chemistry, 10 credits Biology, 15 credits Geoscience, 15 credits Technique/Technology


On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- describe basic soil properties, physical, chemical and biological processes in soil and explain the influence of these processes on environment
- use methods for analyzing and describing soil properties and processes
- estimate fluxes and states in soil from given data
- interpret and evaluate soil profile data and present soil properties in relation to land use.


During lectures, laboratories and exercises the following topics will be treated:
- soil texture and pore system,
- soil water occurrence, adsorption and movements; water retention characteristic, soil water equilibrium, hydraulic conductivity, water fluxes in saturated and unsaturated soil,
- soil air convection and diffusion and soil temperature and heat flow,
- transport of solutes in soil water; convection, diffusion, dispersion, leaching,
- weathering and solubility of primary and secondary minerals,
- cation and anion adsorption to soil particles,
- processes of acidification in soil and water, including counter-measures,
- soil organic material; influence of plants, humus formation, turnover and decomposition,
- soil organisms; functions and adaptations to different soil habitat and environmental pollutions,
- turnover of carbon and nitrogen in soil, recirculation of wastes,
- soil pedons and evaluation of soil properties of common soil types in Sweden.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed exams, passed assignments and attendance at compulsory elements.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Soil and Environment

Further information

Determined by: Utbildningsutskottet för ekonomi, miljö och teknik
Replaces: 1TV016 (Uppsala universitet), MV0188
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Master Programme in Environmental and Water Engineering Aquatic and Environmental Engineering Programme (admission before 1 July 2007) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Soil science
Course code: MV0192 Application code: SLU-20085 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Soil and Environment Pace: 45%