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Additional course evaluations for TE0014

Academic year 2021/2022

Waste Management (TE0014-20101) 2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Waste Management (TE0014-20140) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Waste Management (TE0014-20061) 2019-11-04 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Waste Management (TE0014-20072) 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Waste Management (TE0014-20105) 2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14

Academic year 2016/2017

Waste Management (TE0014-20043) 2016-10-24 - 2017-01-13

Academic year 2015/2016

Waste Management (TE0014-20115) 2015-10-26 - 2016-01-17

Academic year 2014/2015

Waste Management (TE0014-20054) 2014-10-27 - 2015-01-18

Academic year 2013/2014

Waste Management (TE0014-20036) 2013-10-28 - 2014-01-19

Academic year 2012/2013

Waste Management (TE0014-20042) 2012-10-29 - 2013-01-13

TE0014 Waste Management, 5.0 Credits


Syllabus approved



Technique Technology

Education cycle

Master’s level


Title Credits Code
Technique 5.00 1002

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

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

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which 70 credits in teknik/technology, at least 15 credits chemistry, 10 credits biology and 10 credits soil science or geoscience shall be included.
Knowledge equivalent to swedish B and english B from upper secondary school.


The course aims at providing good knowledge on systems and technologies used for community waste management and on how the resources in waste can be well utilized and at the same time the environmental impacts minimized.
On completion of the course the student should:
- be able to give definitions, goals, laws and regulations and other control instruments for the waste management, to describe different treatment processes (incineration, anaerobic digestion, composting and landfilling) and be able to compare these considering effects on environment, health and resources,
- be able to calculate the yield and flows over incineration, anaerobic digestion and composting processes.


Overview of the field of municipal waste management, history, laws, regulations and other control instruments in Sweden and EU. Waste characteristics, collection and treatment systems. Technologies, processes and dimensioning of composting, anaerobic digestion, incineration and to some extent landfilling processes.
Environmental systems analysis (life cycle analysis) of waste management systems.
Study visit to waste treatment plant.

Main activities in the course are:
- Scheduled activities: lectures, computer exercises (compulsory), examination and evaluation, supervised training (compulsory).
- Individual studies, not scheduled: written exercises, literature studies.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed exams, passed assignments and active attendance at the compulsory parts of the course.
  • 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.

Additional information

This course overlaps partly with the courses "Biological waste recycling" and "Safe nutrient recycling". If several of these courses are included in the study plan of a student, then the total credits from the courses will be deducted with the overlap.

Responsible department

Department of Energy and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces: TE0009
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes 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: 12684 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Technique Technology
Course code: TE0014 Application code: SLU-20042 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 35%