TVM4101 - BM2 Water and Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course covers important challenges and solutions in water and environmental engineering, and it is devided into three parts. The first part introduces the main challenges in the field, such as climate change and water pollution. The second part gives an overview of solutions in hydraulic engineering and hydropower, including the role of hydropower, hydrology, environmental impacts of hydropower, and flooding and erosion in rivers. The third part gives an overview of solutions in urban systems for water supply and sanitation, explaining the design and function of such systems, water sources and quality, and technical solutions for storm water, wastewater, pipe networks and water and wastewater treatment.

Learning outcome

The course shall give the students an introductory understanding in the field of water and environmental engineering. They shall be able to explain the main challenges with respect to hydropower, energy use and climate change and pressures on water resources. The students shall be able to explain the central stategies and solutions in technical systems for water supply and sanitation, for hydrology, rivers and hydropower. They shall be able to carry out simple calculations for the design and evaluation of processes and technical solutions in the field.

Knowledge: Candidate is expected to know: - Main challenges within water and wastewater engineering - Strategies and technical solutions from technical systems for rivers and hydropower.

Skills: Candidate can sketch technical solutions for water and environment, hydropower as well as urban water and wastewater systems. They can explain simple connections and provide simple calculations for elements in such systems

General competence: Candidate understands: - Importance of environmental concern within civil enginering industry and how this can be used towards sustainable infrastructure

Learning methods and activities

There will be lectures and exercises on the theoretical foundations in water and environmental engineering as well as problem based assignments for calculation and evaluation of solutions in technical systems in practice. Short excursions will be arranged to technical facilities in Trondheim.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

Written school exam 100 %. 4 hours. Examination aid code H.

The continuation exam may be an oral test in stead of a written test.

Details about the mandatory exercises will be given at the beginning of the semester.

Course materials

Special lecture notes in Norwegian for this course.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
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 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 H 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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