Ambient Air Quality Management

  • Credits 2.5 credits
  • Study location Independent of location
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2021-11-08 - 2022-01-16 (part time 50%)
  • Education ordinance Second cycle
  • Course code MTK315
  • Main area Environmental Engineering

Please note that applications are closed for this course for the duration of autumn semester 2020.

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 the most common air pollutants and their emission. You will learn how to monitor, assess and model the distribution of air pollution, and how to control emissions from motor vehicles and stationary sources.

The purpose of the course is to give you enhanced knowledge about all aspects related to a modern functional air quality management system.
The course takes an elevated view on the subject, addressing aspects like: sources of air pollution, methods for air quality monitoring and modelling, organization of AQM strategy and policy frameworks in Sweden and elsewhere, standards and regulations, and enforcement.

When you graduate from this course you will be able to contribute to the development and management of AQM systems.

The course will benefit: 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 in a pace of 33%, corresponding to approximately 12 hours of studies per week. The course starts 9 November and ends 6 December 2020.

Note that this course cannot be combined with the course MTK324 Air Quality.


Entry requirements

  • 120 credits of which 90 credits engineering or natural science and 7,5 credits mathematics.
  • In addition English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc.


Course title in Swedish






Senior Lecturer

Patrik Klintenberg



Course syllabus

You can read in detail about the course, it's content and literature and so on in the course syllabus

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Ambient air quality management

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Application information

After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course you have applied for. In order to document your eligibility, you must provide your high school diploma and university transcript and proof of your English language proficiency.

Entry requirements

To meet the entry requirements for this course you need to have previous academic qualifications (university studies). You will find the specific entry requirements above.

No academic qualifications?

If you do not have the formal academic qualifications needed for a specific course, you can apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. This is also known as a validation of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning means the mapping out and assessment of an individual's competence and qualifications, regardless how, where or when they were acquired – in the formal education system or in some other way in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago.

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for this course, you will need to upload th following with your application:

  • CV with description of your educational and professional background. Your CV must describe your knowledge and competences in relation to the entry requirements.
  • If you refer to work experience, you need to upload an Employers certificate.

If we need more information, we will contact you.


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