Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course the student

  • understands the theoretical background of groundwater flow [knowledge]
  • understands the theoretical framework for the mathematical description of advection and dispersion in solute transport [knowledge]
  • can construct and apply groundwater models to simple dimensioning problems [skill]
  • can contribute as a team member of a group to a larger project work [skill]
  • is aware of the assumptions and sources of error in the numerical groundwater flow and solute transport modeling [identity]

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.10.2020 - 10.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Teemu Kokkonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Harri Koivusalo, Teemu Kokkonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basic principles of flow in aquifers. One-dimensional and two-dimensional modelling of groundwater flow in confined and unconfined aquifers. Assessment of yield of an aquifer. Advection, diffusion, and dispersion in solute transport. Finite difference method in numerical solutions of groundwater and solute transport equations. Note that the course has a methodological emphasis with a focus on numerical groundwater and solute transport modelling.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, weekly exercises, planning assgnment (group work), exam.  Assessment of the course is based on the exercises, the planning assignment and the exam. Relative weights between the different components are given in the beginning of the course.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Study material is announced in the first lecture and in the course home page in MyCourses.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    WAT-E1100 Water and Environmental Engineering, or equivalent knowledge.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation