Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Soil and Groundwater Pollution

Overall Course Objectives

The course’s aim is for the students to acquire knowledge and skills in relation to soil and groundwater pollution, handling contaminated soil, risk assessment and an over all design of remediation methods.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain pollution types and substances
  • Describe the properties and transport of pollutants in surface water, soil and groundwater
  • Describe the V1 and V2 mapping
  • Design contamination studies and conduct risk assessment
  • Handle contaminated soil in connection with building- and infrastructure projects
  • Choose relevant remediation method and outline solution
  • Describe the methods for water and soil sampling and explain conventional measuring methods and measuring equipment
  • Know and interprete existing regulatory requirements, standards and recommendations
  • Use computer-based risk assessment tools and LCA tools to support environmental and economic impact assessment

Course Content

Every building- and infrastructure project includes handling soil, and in the course you learn to handle the soil sustainably and in terms of legislation and necessary permits. You also learn to take soil samples and analyze for contamination in water and soil. Besides that, it is important to have knowledge about polluting components and their properties. Furthermore, you will work with design of pollution studies, mapping pollution, doing risk assessment as well as assessing methods for remediation.

Recommended prerequisites


Teaching Method

Lectures, exercises, course assignments, sample taking, presentations by students.



Research group: Building Technology and Processes
Building and Civil Engineering, 3rd semester, The course is mandatory to ‘Infrastructure’ and ‘Supply systems and Energy’
Arctic Civil Engineering, 4th semester

The PC program ‘JAGG’ is being used. (JAGG – computer based program for risk assessment of soil, evaporation, gas and ground water)
The PC program REMS (Remediation strategy for soil) will be introduced to support economic and environmental analysis of remediation solutions

See course in the course database.





13 weeks


Engineering Technology


DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 62268
Course type Graduate Engineer

7.500,00 DKK