MEK4800 – Environmental fluid mechanics

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Course content

The aim if this course is to study fluid flows that occur naturally in nature. These phenomena can be important for the environment, climate, safety and transport of pollution. These fluid flows are not very different from engineering flows that exist in e.g. pipes and machinery. In this course we will discuss a variety of these types of flows, including their similarities and differences. 

Learning outcome

After completing the course you have:

  • learned about selected fluid flow phenomena that exist in nature;
  • been trained in analysing problems;
  • learned to structure and write a report, which is written by using a typesetting software for writing mathematics (e.g. LaTeX);
  • been trained in communicating the results;
  • conducted a small research project or literature review;
  • presented the results. 

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

Overlapping courses


4 hours of lectures/exercises per week throughout the semester.

The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.

Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.


Final written exam or final oral exam, which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

The form of examination will be announced by the lecturer by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.

When writing a project assignment make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules for use of sources and citations. Breach of these rules may lead to suspicion of attempted cheating.

This course has 1 mandatory assignment that must be approved before you can sit the final exam.

Mandatory assignments must be written with a typesetting software for writing mathematics (e.g. LaTeX).

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: MEK3800 – Environmental fluid mechanics

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) June 28, 2022 8:29:20 AM

Facts about this course


Taught according to demand and resources. Contact if you are interested in this course.

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)