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

Pipe materials and properties. Introduction to VA planning with simple drawings of groove cross-sections, longitudinal profiles and floor plans and using digital processing for this.

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

Water supply technology: Water deposits, 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 treatment: Separate joint system, dimensioning of self-conduits for Sp and OV and choice of pipe material, overflow and pumping. Calculation of surface water flow according to the rational method. Basic solutions for reducing surface water flow.

Digital string: Digital skills in using DAK software, digital map processing skills, digital source material evaluation skills.

Learning outcome

Knowledge The candidate can

  • explain the various functions of the main elements of a VA system.
  • choose from the usual pipe materials used in the VA system.
  • account for basic water quality and suggest a common water treatment method.
  • account for basic wastewater treatment

Skill The candidate can

  • perform hydraulic calculations of simple pipes and ducts by hand and with simple software.
  • produce simple drawings of VA pipelines with simple software.
  • choose a plant design for the VA pipelines
  • design simple VA pipelines.
  • do VA pump calculations

General competence The candidate should

  • 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.

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

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

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.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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 2023-05-31 09:00 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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