BYGG1200 - Introduction to water and environmental Engineerin g


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course deals with important challenges and solutions in water and environmental engineering, and is divided into three main themes.

The first theme introduces the main national and international challenges in water and the environment, such as climate change, public health, infrastructure decay and water pollution.

The second theme provides basic theoretical knowledge in the following:

  • Fluid mechanics (fluid flow and Bernoulli's equation, flow in open channels),
  • water supply systems (water sources, water needs, simple water treatment methods, calculation of reservoir volume and regulation heights, dimensioning of pressure lines, pumps and pump systems),
  • wastewater systems (wastewater composition, dimensioning of separate-combined sewer lines, centralized and decentralized sewage system, wastewater treatment methods, combined sewer overflows, discharge to recipients)
  • stormwater systems (hydrology, rational method, dimensioning of stormwater collection systems, stormwater management, overflow).

The third theme provides an introduction to programming and digital tools for dimensioning simple water and environmental engineering facilities.

Learning outcome


The candidate must be able to

  • Give an account of important challenges in the field of water and environmental engineering
  • Explain technical systems for water supply, storm water and wastewater management Give an account of basic water quality and compositions of wastewater
  • Give an account of common methods for water treatment, sewage treatment and stormwater management
  • Carry out simple calculations for the dimensioning of water, storm water and wastewater lines
  • Carry out simple calculations for the dimensioning of pump systems
  • Carry out simple dimensioning of water and environmental engineering facilities using programmering and digital tools.


The candidate can

  • Outline the technical structure of water and environmental engineering facilities associated with water supply, stormwater management and sewage treatment and explain simple connections
  • Choose between simple methods for water treatment, sewage treatment and stormwater management
  • Make hydraulic calculations of simple water and wastewater systems as well as use digital tools in this regard.

General competence

The candidate must

  • Understand the importance of environmental considerations within the construction field and how to work with this in the direction of sustainable and smart water infrastructure.
  • Present results and analyzes both in writing and orally.
  • Update their knowledge within the field through information gathering Master professional expressions and communicate with other professionals.

Learning methods and activities

Projectoriented lectures and exercises related to basic theories. Problem-based tasks for calculation and assessment of solutions in technical systems in practice. Fieldwork and lab exercises related to the basic theory are arranged. Inspections in water and environmental engineering facilities. Use of programming and digital tools.

3 - 5 mandatory work requirements.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory work requirements

Further on evaluation

In the event of a re-sit, the written exam can be changed to an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYG-F)
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

  • "Vann- og avløpsteknikk": Lærebok utgitt i 2014 av Norsk Vann
  • VA- miljøblad

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BYGT2205 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
BYGT1200 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
BYGA1200 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
BYGG2263 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Systems
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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