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Blue-green infrastructure

TN0361 Blue-green infrastructure, 15.0 Credits

Grönblå infrastruktur

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Landscape Architecture Technology

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

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

Knowledge corresponding to 60 university credits at the undergraduate level, of which at least
45 credits in technology and 15 credits in landscape architecture, natural geography or biology
60 university credits in landscape architecture


The purpose of the course is help the student gain a broad perspective on green-blue infrastructure and indepth knowledge on dimensioning, construction, management and maintanence of green-blue infrastructure in urban areas. Focus is primarily on using stormwater in raingardens, permeable surfaces and soils.

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
- Describe basic principles of hydrology and hydraulics
- Give a general account of the history, architecture, legislation, environmental aspects and treatment in connection with stormwater management

Skills and Abilities
- Propose, motivate, design and dimension a resilient green-blue infrastructrue with suitable vegetation and construction elements.

Evaluation, ability and approach
- Show insight into sustainable stormwater management regarding planning, organization and management
- Critically evaluate a proposal and discuss its sustainability


The course covers basic hydrology and hydraulics as well as design, dimensioning, treatment, management and vegetation conditions in green-blue infrastructure. It also gives an introduction to environmental problems and legislation related to stormwater and land drainage. The student acquires knowledge through lectures, seminars, exercises, assignments and excursions. The course can be taken at SLU Uppsala (Ultuna) or Alnarp. Some teaching elements such as lectures take place jointly via video link. There are teachers and tutors at both campuses.

The course contains compulsory acitivites in the form of seminars, exercises and presentations.

Formats and requirements for examination

- Passed exams
- Participation in compulsory activities
- Approved project assignment
  • 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

Applies to independent students from academic year 2022/23.
To embrace the content in this course, it is of great importance that the student has the basics knowledge in technical design and CAD corresponding the courses LK0359 or TN0339. In cases where the student’s undergraduate education does not contain these parts, students must have acquired this knowledge themselves before the course starts.

Travel expenses for study trips are financed or part-financed by students. Information about costs will be available on the course website 4 weeks before the start of the course.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: TN0337, TN0360
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: Landscape Engineer Programme - Alnarp Landscape Engineer Programme - Uppsala Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture Technology
Course code: TN0361 Application code: SLU-10028 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%