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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Integrated Hydrological Modelling Using MIKE SHE

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 1
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsible
  • Peter Engesgaard (2-7267426b6970306d7730666d)
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Course number: NGEK12001U

Course content

MIKE SHE integrated modelling and analysis

  • Saturated zone, unsaturated zone, overland flow, river flow and evapotranspiration modelling and their integration in MIKE SHE
  • Analysis of alternative process descriptions and conceptual model formulations

Model calibration and uncertainty estimation

  • Calibration framework for integrated hydrological modelling
  • Numerical optimization algorithms
  • Parameter uncertainty analysis

Learning outcome


Integrated groundwater – surface water modelling, hydrological processes simulated by MIKE SHE, coupling of hydrological processes, river flow modelling using MIKE 11, setup of integrated model in MIKE SHE, model calibration framework, model parameterisation, sensitivity analysis, parameter estimation algorithms, multi-objective calibration methods, model validation, parameter uncertainty.


  • Setup of an integrated hydrological model in MIKE SHE
  • Calibrate an integrated MIKE SHE model using parameter optimisation algorithms
  • Advanced knowledge of methodologies and tools for integrated hydrological model calibration, including model parameterisation, sensitivity analysis and parameter optimisation
  • Knowledge of concepts and tools for parameter uncertainty analysis


Basic knowledge to be able to conduct an integrated hydrological modelling study.

Recommended prerequisites

BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent.

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MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience


Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


Henrik Madsen, DHI, hem@dhigroup.com


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.


32 students (2 classes of 16).




Please see Absalon course page.


Category Hours
Theory exercises 35
Project work 35
Preparation 136
English 206


Type of assessment

Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.


Without aids

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcome.

Censorship form

No external censorship
Several internal examiners.


Re-submission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

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