TVM4101 - BM2 Water and Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

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. They shall also be able to explain how life cycle performance of technical systems in a sustainability perspective can be ensured.

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

Candidate can:
- Sketch technical construction of constructions for water and environment: hydropower, water and wasewater and from cities.
- 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

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2021-05-14

Submission 2021-05-14

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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