BYGT2205 - Water and Wastewater Systems, basic Course


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

Hydromechanics: Fluid flow and Bernoulli equation. Flow in open channels, Manning's formula, critical flow. Use of simple software for flow calculation in pipes and ducts.

Water supply technology: Water sources, water treatment, calculation of magazine volume and control heights, dimensioning of pressure lines and choice of pipe materials. Capacity calculation pumps and pump lines.

Sewage and urban drainage: Waste water treatment. Separate and joint systems, dimensioning of gravity systems for foul and storm water. Choice of pipe materials. Overflows and pumping. Calculation of surface water flow according to the rational method. Basic solutions for reducing surface water flow.

Pipe materials and properties. Introduction to water and wastewater planning with simple maps, drawings, and longitudinal profiles.

Digitalstreng: Digital tools for rendering water infrastructure in maps and drawings. Programming and utilisation of digital tools for capacity calculation and design of water infrastructure.

Learning outcome

Knowledge The candidate can

  • Account for important challenges within the field of water and environmental technology
  • Give an account for basic water quality parameters and the composition of waste water
  • Explain and suggers common methods for water treatment, waste water treatment and storm water management
  • Explain and account for technical systems for water supply and urban drainage management
  • Choose from the usual pipe materials used in water and wastewater systems

Skill 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 between components in such systems
  • Choose the method of construction for water infrastructure pipelines
  • 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.
  • Perform calculations with pumps in water and wastewater systems

General competence The candidate should

  • 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.
  • Be aware of the importance of the properties of the pipe materials in conjunction with construction work in relation to good practice and the life cycle perspective of the plant.
  • Be able to update his / her knowledge within the subject through information retrieval.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, use of digital tools, mandatory exercises and group work, as well as problem-based tasks for calculation and assessment of solutions in technical systems in practice.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work requirements both in group and individually.

In case of a re sit exam, written exam may be changed into oral.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required.

Required previous knowledge

Admission to bachelor Civil Engineering Trondheim (BIBYGG)

Course materials

Vann og avløpsteknikk , Norsk Vann 2014. Overvannsteknikk, Petersen/Thorolfsson 2007 (hefte). Temastøtteark inneholdene VA-miljøblad med videre.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BYGG2261 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
BYGA1200 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
BYGG1200 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
BYGT1200 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: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Building and Construction Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental 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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